Friday, October 11, 2013

Fall Reading 2013 I Am John F. Kennedy

The biography is written in an easy-to-read style by Grace Norwich. The timeline at the beginning of the book lays out all the major events that will be covered. Illustrations break up the text with scenes from Kennedy's life, showing his family and other leaders of the time. The text boxes provide extra information about things like communism, the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, or the way school children were taught to "duck and cover" in the event of a nuclear attack. The glossary provides support for unfamiliar vocabulary. The "10 Things You Should Know about John F. Kennedy" help to review the highlights of his life. Including a list of places to visit where readers could learn more about President Kennedy is an excellent idea - and may help plan some family vacations of future political leaders. For those whose curiosity has been whetted by this fairly short biography, there is a bibliography of other works on the president's life.

I would recommend this to anyone interested famous historical figures and leaders. There is a video trailer you can watch on YouTube.

I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley. The book was published September 24, 2013. We have several other books from the series in our library and we added this one from our fall book fair.

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