"Every person deserves to experience the joy of books. A good book is like an unreachable itch - you just can't leave it alone. Stories beckon us to toss aside all cares in the world - work, laundry, even sleep - to read and discover."
– First Lady Laura Bush
As a former public school teacher and librarian, Mrs. Laura Bush believes that reading is the foundation of all learning. During the Administration of President George W. Bush, Mrs. Bush fostered many initiatives that encouraged parents to read to young children, helped to empower teachers, and worked to ensure all students have an equal chance for success in the classroom. To learn more about Mrs. Bush’s education initiatives, both global and domestic, see her biography and the Archived White House Website Education Section.
Teachers especially understand the joy and wonder that good books can bring to their students. If you are looking for wonderful books to share with students, be sure to check out Mrs. Laura Bush's Family Favorites for a list of suggestions.
Teaching About the Role of the First Lady
Created using primary sources from the holdings of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, these 7 interactive modules explore the diverse domestic and global initiatives that Mrs. Laura Bush supported during her husband's Administration. All records included in these modules can be downloaded for individual use or used with students. Check out the "Links for Additional Information" in each module, offering links to external sites for lesson plans or student projects.
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