This book introduces young readers to the life of Patricia Nixon, beginning with her childhood near Artesia, California. Readers will become familiar with her determination as they learn about her time spent working countless jobs during the Great Depression to get an education at the University of Southern California. They will also read of her marriage to Richard Nixon, their time apart during World War II, and her life as a mother to her daughters Julie and Tricia. Details of Mrs. Nixon's time as a political wife, including her trips as a goodwill ambassador, her support of equal rights, and her efforts to open the White House, are also discussed. Additionally, the book covers how the Nixons faced the Watergate scandal and their years after. 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.
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