Stir It Up! American Grown by Michelle Obama

The first lady gives readers a tour of the White House Kitchen Garden and other thriving community plots across the country.

By , Staff Writer

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Eleanor Roosevelt advocated for the poor. Jacqueline Kennedy ushered in culture. Nancy Reagan taught children to "Just Say No" to drugs. Laura Bush focused on early childhood development. While their presidential husbands fought wars, political battles, and tried to steady wavering economies, the first ladies of America have found their own outlets for leadership, often drawing national attention to domestic causes with the purpose of strengthening families and communities.