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What To Do About Alice?
How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World,
and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy!

by Barbara Kerley

Texas Bluebonnet Award NomineeSM

"Alice was unruly and inconsiderate. She was turning into a tomboy!"

President Theodore Roosevelt had everything under control... that is, until his daughter Alice was born. She entertained White House guests with her pet snake, educated herself in the library, but it seemed like she was always breaking the rules. Her daddy called her a "running riot." As she grew, she made waves wherever she went. She wanted to be in every headline and be the topic of everyone's conversation. The newspapers said that everyone loved Alice! As a woman, she stayed involved in politics, and continued to drive her father crazy, breaking the rules. She was obviously a poor role model for any citizen, daughter of a president or not!

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What To Do About Alice? by Barbara Kerley

Theodore Roosevelt
The Theodore Roosevelt Center

The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
Wikipedia: Alice Roosevelt Roosevelt
Alice Roosevelt's Picture
First Kids' Slideshow

Writing Activities That Build Character Descriptions

Literary Connections/Cockroaches:

Stand Tall, Abraham Lincoln, by Judith St. George

If I Ran for President by Katherine Stier

George Washington's Teeth by Katherine Stier

Duck for President by Doreen Cronin

The Kid Who Ran for President by Dan Gutman

Kennedy Assassinated by Wilborn Hampton

What To Do About Alice? by Barbara Kerley

A 10-page unit for What To Do About Alice? is a part of a collection of 24 units in Gifts and Givers

The Unit Contains:
Discussion Cards
Crossword Puzzle
Story Mapping
Character Lesson: Self-Control and Responsibility
Becoming an Illustrator
Multiple Choice Comprehension
Research

 

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