Truth and Honor: The President Ford Story

Truth and Honor: The President Ford Story is now available for pre-orders! Published for ages 6-10 by Sleeping Bear Press. It launches officially on July 14th, 2020, President Gerald R. Ford’s birthday. It’s illustrated by award-winning artist/illustrator Matt Faulkner.

***Take a peek!  WATCH a brief book trailer video for Truth & Honor: The President Ford Story

BOOK DESCRIPTION

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, 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. Back matter includes a letter from President Ford’s children and a timeline of his life.

PURCHASE OPTIONS

Truth and Honor: The President Ford Story is available for pre-orders prior to July 14th 2020 wherever books are sold.

***If you pre-order via my favorite Indie bookstore Red Balloon Books you will receive a signed copy and some fun extras! First 20 pre-orders at Red Balloon receive a tote bag with book cover image. Pre-orders shipped July 15, 2020.

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THE PRESIDENT FORD STORY RESOURCES–for teachers, librarians and parents:

Video series–Author Lindsey McDivitt is interviewed about her writing process for Truth and Honor: The President Ford Story by Clare Schubert, program director for The Gerald R. Ford Foundation. This series is specifically for young readers.

author video-1 Writing Non-fiction Stories

author video-2 Start Writing, then Revise, and Revise Again

author video-3 Jazzing Up the Facts in Non-fiction Writing

Video series– Illustrator Matt Faulkner is interviewed about his process creating the book’s artwork by Clare Schubert, program director for The Gerald R. Ford Foundation. This series is specifically for young readers.

video 1–Cover art for The President Ford Story

video 2–art for Gerald Ford’s childhood & college years

video 3–illustrations of Gerald R. Ford in the military

video 4–artwork of Gerald R. Ford in Congress

video 5–illustrations of President Ford

Access all eight educational videos here along with additional Digital Student Resources. (Videos produced by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation.)

A Teacher’s Guide & coloring sheets for the book will be available soon.