WELCOME TO THE WHITE HOUSE
Imagine for a moment that one of your parents became president of the United States. What would your first day in the White House feel like? One “first kid” invited friends over for a massive scavenger hunt. Other first kids ransacked the freezer for ice cream left inside, and some became convinced that the giant mansion was haunted.
One thing is certain: There’d be a lot of changes in store for you and your family. If your dad was elected president, your mom might become the First Lady of the United States, one of the most famous women in the world.
First ladies are a part of the president’s teamright from the start. Nancy Reagan stood by President Reagan’s side when he took the oath of office and Michelle Obama, the first African American first lady, danced with her husband at inaugural balls celebrating his swearing in.
Everyone knows that being president is a major job, but what about being first lady? What’s the big deal about first ladies, anyway?
Copyright © 2020 by Ruby Shamir; illustrated by Matt Faulkner. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.