Critics Say

A 2011 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

A winner

-School Library Journal starred review

Full of amusing details…A celebration of two remarkable figures…and the resilience of their friendship….

-Booklist starred review

An entertaining and character-driven slice of history

-Publisher's Weekly

Recommended by Library Media Connections.

A Junior Library Guild Selection.

A “colorful….story of friendship surmounting ideological differences.”

-The New York Times
Worst of Friends
Dutton Juvenile, 2011

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were good friends with very different personalities, but their differing views on how to run the newly created United States turned them into the worst of friends. This is the funny and true story of how two of America’s best-known presidents learned to put aside their political differences for the sake of friendship.