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Richard J. Adler publishes “White House Mockingbird,” his first book

The self-taught artist and history buff showcases his artistry and storytelling talent through an illustrated children’s book.

San Ramon, CA, USA – WEBWIRE

A bird’s eye-view into an exciting period of American history.

“White House Mockingbird” (SBPRA; 2017) by Richard J. Adler will surely delight both history buffs and bird lovers. This illustrated children’s book tells the story of how Thomas Jefferson, the third U.S. president, kept a mockingbird as a pet in his study.
Although presidents before him also had pets, Jefferson is thought to be the first president to have a pet that lived in the White House. Birds were his favorite animals; during his time in the White House, he wrote observations on the types of birds that he spotted in the area.
Dick the Mockingbird was the name of one of President Jefferson’s pet birds. Dick as just a fledgling when he fell out of his nest and was rescued by Anne, Jeff, and Ellen Randolph, the president’s grandchildren. The children then sent Dick to live with their grandfather in Washington because “it’s so lonely living in the White House.”
Wonderfully told in the first person and through 22 beautiful illustrations, Dick the Mockingbird “…makes learning fun as children get a bird’s-eye view of President Thomas Jefferson’s presidency,” said Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency.
Introduce children to American history today. Order a copy of Richard James Adler’s “White House Mockingbird” through Amazon ( and Barnes & Noble (
Watch out for the public display of this delightful children’s book at the upcoming 2018 Miami Book Fair on November 11-18 at the Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami.
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White House Mockingbird
Written by Richard James Adler
Published by Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
Published date: January 19, 2017
Paperback price: $10.95
About the Author
Richard J. Adler lives in San Ramon, California with his wife and two sons. He graduated from University of California, Berkeley. He is an avid reader of history and biographies. Other than being a history buff, Adler is also a self-taught artist. He spent many hours practicing and learning to draw and paint through trial and error. Although he had a passion for creating art during his high school and college years, his artistic aspirations got pushed to the side when he pursued a career in the insurance industry and raised a family. He picked up the brush again only when he painted “Corsair Launch at Dawn” as a gift to his father-in-law, a Navy carrier pilot during the Korean War, on his 80th birthday. He was pleased with what he had created and became inspired to do more art. Some of his art has been exhibited at the George Krevsky Gallery in San Francisco.

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