Presidents' Day: Writing a Presidential Biography
Join Bookmarks for a special Presidents' Day event! Author Lindsey McDivitt and Mike Ford, son of President Gerald Ford, will discuss the process of writing a presidential biography, will read from the picture book Truth and Honor: The President Ford Story, and answer audience questions about writing a biography and growing up in the White House. This event is intended for children ages 6-10.
This is a free event; click here to register.
About Truth and Honor
When Gerald Ford became president after the turmoil of the early 70s, Americans were ready for an honest, hardworking politician. And that is just what they got with President Ford. He was a man of integrity and honesty, who cared deeply about all Americans. His life, tougher than some and filled with character-building lessons, had prepared him for the job--from his childhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan to his days on the University of Michigan football team and in the Navy to his many years representing the Great Lakes State in congress. In Truth and Honor learn what made Gerald Ford the right man for the job.
About Lindsey McDivitt
Lindsey McDivitt writes fiction and non-fiction for children. Her picture books Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story (July 2018) and Truth and Honor: The President Ford Story (July 2020) were published by Sleeping Bear Press. A Plan for the People: Nelson Mandela’s Hope for his Nation comes out in 2021 from Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. Lindsey is passionate about tackling ageism in books for children. She began writing children’s books after many years in health education working with stroke survivors.
About Mike Ford
Mike Ford is the oldest son of President and Mrs. Gerald R. Ford. He is the Associate Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute at Wake Forest University and serves as lay leader at First Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Currently, he serves as a Trustee of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation.
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When Gerald Ford became president after the turmoil of the early 70s, Americans were ready for an honest, hardworking politician. And that is just what they got with President Ford. He was a man of integrity and honesty, who cared deeply about all Americans.
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