Who Was George Washington?
By ROBERTA EDWARDS and WHO HQ
Illustrated by TRUE KELLEY
A great athlete
The very first president of the brand-new United States
In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. He has been called the father of our country for leading America through its early years. Washington also served in two major wars during his lifetime: the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. With over 100 black-and-white illustrations, Washington’s fascinating story comes to life – revealing the real man, not just the face on the dollar bill!
Roberta Edwards has written several books for young readers, including a number in the “Who Was?” series. She lives in New York, New York.
All proceeds support the Pritzker Military Museum & Library’s mission.