Nancy Pelosi

First Woman Speaker of the House

From the Series Gateway Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Mother of five, grandmother of six, and Speaker of the House! Nancy Pelosi made history when she became the first woman Speaker of the House in January 2007. As second in the line of succession for the U.S. presidency, should something happen to the president and vice president, she has attained the highest political position ever held by a woman.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Publication Date 2007-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.9
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007120, JNF007070
Dewey 328.73092
Lexile 920
ATOS Reading Level 6.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 116405
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and Timeline


  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2008


The Horn Book Guide

“This upbeat, laudatory biography gives young readers a brief look at Pelosi as a politician and first female speaker of the House of Representatives in addition to being a wife, mother, and grandmother.” —The Horn Book Guide

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