Picture Book On First Ladies to be Published in 2017

By Maryann Yin 

What's the Big Deal About First Ladies (GalleyCat)Penguin Young Readers announced plans to publish What’s the Big Deal About First Ladies. This picture book chronicles the achievements of women who have served as first ladies of the United States.

Here’s more from the press release: “Filled with fun, kid-friendly facts that bring each first lady to life on the page, this picture book written by a member of a former first lady’s staff, shows us just how much our nation’s first ladies have accomplished, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama. In addition to being hostesses, ambassadors, activists, educators, historians and role-models, each first lady put her own stamp on the White House and her husband’s presidency.”

Ruby Shamir wrote the story and Matt Faulkner created the illustrations. The release date has been set for January 10, 2017.