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“Abigail & John” Featured at
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

David Bruce Smith’s historical book for children, Abigail & John–with illustrations by Clarice Smith– is featured at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

“Abigail & John” is a wonderful addition to the literature on our early American history for our young readers. Engagingly written, brilliantly illustrated, it should be “must read” for every school child. I’m sure teachers across America will welcome it as a new, handsome resource for their classrooms. — Alex Nyerges, Director & CEO, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum and the VMFA Shop are open to the public. Visit the website for details.

The book offers readers the opportunity to view prominent scenes in American history through the remarkable lives of one of the country’s most beloved couples—the Adams’s. Exploring the historical significance of a partnership that spanned over five decades, the book details the love they shared for each other and the country. From carefree childhoods to years of war, to the births of their children, and the beginning of a new nation, Abigail & John looks into the unique roles the Adams’s played in the formation of America, and contributions and sacrifices they made for the young country.

From David Bruce Smith, author of American Hero: John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States, and his mother, artist Clarice Smith, comes this compelling and insightful, historical biography about Abigail & John Adams, one of America’s most beloved couples; with original illustrations.

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