Lady Bird Johnson, That's Who!
The Story of a Cleaner and Greener America
Author: Tracy Nelson Maurer; illustrations by Ginnie Hsu
Lady Bird Johnson, That's Who! is Tracy Nelson Maurer's lively picture book biography of Lady Bird Johnson, with a focus on her environmentalist passion and legacy as First Lady.
Who fought to stop pollution? Who helped make America cleaner and greener? Lady Bird Johnson, That's Who!
Claudia Alta Taylor was a lonely girl, shy as a butterfly growing up in Texas. She never dreamed she'd blossom into a visionary leader whose love for wildflowers, beautiful landscapes, and building community compelled her to lead the effort to combat pollution in the United States. A lifelong environmentalist, Lady Bird Johnson embraced her platform as First Lady to promote policy that beautified America’s roadways, waterways and parks, inspiring people to take pride in the places they live.
With elements of women’s history, civics, and conservationism, this is a timely and informative picture book biography.
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
In The News
A 2022 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List Selection
"[A] fitting introduction that will support further research about Johnson’s life and contributions. Back matter includes additional facts, resources, and a bibliography of works for young and adult readers. Hsu’s light, airy illustrations utilize thematic wildflowers to vividly frame key moments and people. Recommended for elementary biography collections looking for titles centered on female influencers and environmental champions." —School Library Journal