Written by Bart Taylor
Illustrated by Greg White
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be friends with the President of the United States? Would you have birthday parties, sleepovers, and jokes to tell about each other? Would you be “kinder nervous” to be friends with the most powerful person in the world?
Will Rogers was the most famous person in the 1920s and 30s. Through Will’s roping acts, writing, joke-telling, movies and wisdom, he was considered one of the first “World Citizens” because so many people admired him.
Will was everyone’s friend and he even became friends with five U.S. Presidents during his lifetime. Regardless of personality or politics, Will always said, “I never met a man I didn’t like.”
This true story of Will Rogers’ Presidential Pals will have you laughing all the way to the ballot box!
Bart Taylor is a two-time Oklahoma Museum Association (OMA) Award-winning educator from Tulsa, OK. He is the Will Rogers Interpreter at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. He has worked as an educator at Gilcrease Museum, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, the Gathering Plaoe and has taught Middle School Geography. He has a passion for sharing US History and Will Rogers with everyone and loves helping kids find a connection to “OUR” history. He is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University and Northeastern State University where he earned his MA in US History in 2014. He currently lives in Claremore, OK where you can catch him kayaking, playing guitar or working on his next Will Rogers book.