How does a former slave become friends with a First Lady? By being a very good modiste (dressmaker) Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini is based on factual information about the close relationship between Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley. This is such an interesting read that you may want to also check out Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckley by Jennifer Fleischner in our non-fiction collection and Ann Rinaldi's Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker: the unlikely friendship of Elizabeth Keckley and Mary Todd Lincoln in our Juvenile Fiction collection. Don't wait until President's Day to read these great titles!
--Molly Kinney, Executive Director