cover image Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams

Alexandra Wallner. Holiday House, $17.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-8234-1442-0

Joining the likes of Betsy Ross and Beatrix Potter, Alexandra Wallner's newest biography, Abigail Adams, brings another famous woman to life. She depicts Adams as loyal, curious and determined to ""[speak] up against slavery and for women's rights"" during the time of the American Revolution, through to her days when, as First Lady, hers was the first presidential family to occupy the White House. Detailed full-page illustrations depict colonial dress and architecture. ( Mar.)