In a year with so much political divisiveness, it's good to remember some of that has always been with us, and historical perspective heals some of those wounds. Former Michigan picture book author McDivitt won awards for her children's biography "Nature's Friend". Grand Rapids native son and Michigan wolverine Gerald Ford is her newest subject. Read the book and then take a field trip to the Gerald Ford Museum in Grand Rapids and the Ford Library in Ann Arbor when they reopen.
When Gerald Ford became president after the turmoil of the early 70s, Americans were ready for an honest, hardworking politician. And that is just what they got with President Ford. He was a man of integrity and honesty, who cared deeply about all Americans. His life, tougher than some and filled with character-building lessons, had prepared him for the job--from his childhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan to his days on the University of Michigan football team and in the Navy to his many years representing the Great Lakes State in congress. In Truth and Honor learn what made Gerald Ford the right man for the job. Backmatter includes a letter from the Ford family and a timeline.