Harriet Lane

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This book introduces young readers to the life of Harriet Lane, beginning with her experience as an orphan and her childhood near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Readers will become familiar with her charming personality as they learn about her education and social life in Washington, D.C., and her role as hostess for her unmarried uncle James Buchanan at his home and in Europe. Details of Miss Lane's time as First Lady, including her support of Native Americans, her love of art, and the coming American Civil War, are also discussed. Additionally, the book highlights her years after President Buchanan's term, including her time as a wife and a mother, and finally, her legacy in the founding of the Harriet Lane Home and her contribution of art to the Smithsonian Institution. Full-color photos accompany the easy-to-read text. Extras include a sidebar, a timeline, fun facts, an index, and a glossary. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF007120, JNF007070, JNF043000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Biographies, History
Copyright 2010
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2009-01-09
Item No 0631-7
Title Format Reinforced Hardcover
Dewey 973.6
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 4.8
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 130925
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5

Author: Jill C. Wheeler