How Could I Resist a Book with This Title?

The Ghost, the White House, and Me by Judith St. George

KayKay is an 11-year-old whose mother has recently been inaugurated as President. As the family adjusts to their move to the White House, KayKay and her younger sister Annie begin to hear stories of the White House ghosts. Annie describes a mysterious Lincoln-esque figure who helped the movers, and KayKay becomes entranced by the idea of sleeping in the Lincoln Bedroom in order to see a ghost. When her mother finally allows the girls to stay overnight in this famous room, the experience is not what they expected. (Instead, it’s much more interesting.) A fine children’s book for the mid-elementary grades, which admirably refuses to sugarcoat the experience of having a Presidential parent.

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