It's 1901, and President McKinley has been shot. His vice president, Theodore Roosevelt, is on vacation, and awaits news about McKinley's survival. McKinley dies, and Teddy Roosevelt becomes president. His family isn't sure what their lives will be like now. Ethel Roosevelt, his 10-year-old daughter, is especially concerned about leaving their Long Island home, and living in the White House. They move to the White House, and find it an old, smelly, run-down building. It does, though, have big rooms for roller skating in the house, and riding their bikes down the hallway. As the President's daughter, Ethel is sent to an exclusive boarding school in Washington. She's miserable there, and finds the President's family is always under the magnifying glass about what they do, and say. Read this book, and find out what adventures Ethel had in the White House!
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Date read: 3/27/2009