May 20 Birthday: Dolly Madison

Dolly Madison, first lady
May 20, 1768 – July 12, 1849

DOLLY MADISON SAVES GEORGE WASHINGTON (Houghton Mifflin, 2007)
by Don Brown

Overview

Everybody talked about Dolley Madison.
Dolley was a farm girl who became a fine first lady when she married
James Madison. She wore beautiful dresses, decorated her home, and threw
lavish parties. Everyone talked about Dolley, and everyone loved her,
too.
Then war arrived at her doorstep, and Dolley had to meet challenges greater than she’d ever known.

So Dolley did one thing she thought might make a difference: she saved George Washington.

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