Read to Me Storytime: Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers

Amy reads Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers, by Kathi Appelt, illustrations by Joy Fisher Hein, and published by HarperCollins.

This is a short illustrated biography of “Lady Bird” Johnson, the first truly famous First Lady in the modern sense. One of the things she’s most remembered for is her project of highway beautification—she believed that reducing advertising, keeping roads and streets clean, and planting flowers along stretches of highway would improve Americans’ quality of life.

After the reading, Amy will show you how to make your own highway flowerbed with paper and glue. This is an easy art project that even young children can enjoy.