Browne, Meghan P.

Indelible Ann: The Larger-Than-Life Story of Governor Ann Richards

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Carlynn Whitt. This picture book biography follows the Democratic Party icon from her Texas childhood (and a stint in San Diego during WWII), to marriage and motherhood, to her entrance on the national stage. Ultimately elected to Texas's highest state office, Richards stayed true to her commitment to civil rights and progressive values. With a folksy, conversational tone, Browne's informative text acknowledges challenges but mostly focuses on successes. Whitt's painterly illustrations emphasize Richards's open and inclusive nature. A two-page author's note includes four black-and-white photos, discusses Richards's alcoholism and divorce, adds context for her accomplishments, and clarifies her legacy. Selected sources are included.


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