Education and Literacy
Mamie Eisenhower Library Project
MELP Book of the Week
The Education of George Washington: How a Forgotten Book Shaped the Character of a Hero
by Austin Washington
George Washington—a man of honor, bravery and leadership. He is known as America's first president, a great general, and a humble gentleman, but how did he become this man of stature?
We invite you to read, discuss, and share.
MELP Recommended Book List, Addendum II [PDF, 3 pages]
MELP Recommended Book List, Addendum I [PDF, 3 pages]
MELP Recommended Book List: "Only the Educated are Free" [PDF, 11 pages]
The Mamie Eisenhower Library Project (MELP) is the NFRW’s oldest program, celebrating more than 45 years of book donations from an approved list to schools and libraries.
Duties of the MELP Chairman [PDF, 1 page]
Bookplates are mailed to clubs upon receipt of the list of books to be donated. This enables the Literacy Committee to track the numbers and names of books being donated by Republican women across the country.
To request bookplates, clubs should send a list of the books they are donating to Literacy Committee member Cathy Percefull. Include the club name, the title and author of each book, and the address to which the bookplates should be sent. Bookplates will be mailed in return.
The Literacy Committee will provide the state presidents with a list of participating clubs and the number of books they donate each year.
Send bookplate requests to:
Additions to the MELP Recommended Book List are made periodically, and the committee encourages recommendations from members.
Send MELP recommendations to: