Loretta Lynch

First African American Woman Attorney General

From the Series Gateway Biographies

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

On April 27, 2015, a packed Senate gallery watched as Loretta Lynch became the first African American woman to be named US attorney general.

Long before Lynch became attorney general, she found herself immersed in politics. When she was fourteen, her father ran for mayor of Durham, North Carolina. This inspired a passion for politics in Lynch. Upon graduation from law school, Lynch quickly rose through the ranks at a high-powered law firm, and eventually she pursued a career as a top federal prosecutor. This position gave her the professional boost she needed to become attorney general of the United States. Follow Lynch’s journey from a young law student to the nation’s top legal adviser.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2016-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 9.6
BISACS JNF043000, JNF007120, JNF018010
Dewey 349.73092
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1070
ATOS Reading Level 7.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 181021
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and Timeline

Awards

  • Amelia Bloomer Project List, Winner, 2016

Author: Eric Braun

Eric Braun has written dozens of books for readers of all ages and edited hundreds more. He is a McKnight fellow and a nice fellow, and he likes to ride his bike really far and really fast. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons, some of whose antics have found their way into his books (unbeknownst to them).

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Gateway Biographies

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