Education and Literacy
Mamie Eisenhower Library Project
MELP Book of the Week
From Sea to Shining Sea (Ellis the Elephant)
by Callista Gingrich
Ellis the Elephant is back and ready for another adventure in American history! In From Sea to Shining Sea, the fourth installment of Callista Gingrich's New York Times bestselling series, Ellis explores the early years of the United States and heads west into uncharted territory with Lewis and Clark.
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: