Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Featured Book - First Friend: Thomas Jefferson

First Friend: Thomas Jefferson
The Original Social Networker
Kathleen Reid


FIRST FRIEND Thomas Jefferson uses social media to tell our third President's life story in a refreshing new way. Thanks to wallposts and tweets, young people of all ages can take a closer look at his friends and family, political views, and accomplishments through a new lens. Readers can also enjoy Mr. Jefferson's passion for architecture, farming and food to name a few of his many interests. This book is a unique opportunity to friend TJ and make learning fun. (FIRST FRIEND is non fiction based on sound historical research with the exception of Facebook references.)

About the Author

Kathleen Reid lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and two daughters. A history major at Mount Holyoke College, she is passionate about this project which combines her creativity with her longtime interest in historical figures. Her goal is to make Jefferson's life and legacy more accessible to teachers, students and history lovers both young and old.


“I-pad and stylus replace the quill pen and parchment in Kathleen Reid’s innovative retelling of the events of Mr. Jefferson’s life.  As one of the most creative technophiles of his time, no doubt Mr. Jefferson would have employed today’s social media wisely, and perhaps in much the same manner as the author imagines,” Professor Larry J. Sabato, Director, University of Virginia Center of Politics.

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