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DK Biography: John F. Kennedy

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Tells the story of an incredible leader and legend, John F. Kennedy.

In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies on the market today. Full-color photographs of people, places, and artifacts, definitions of key words, and sidebars on related subjects add dimension and relevance to stories of ...

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Overview

Tells the story of an incredible leader and legend, John F. Kennedy.

In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies on the market today. Full-color photographs of people, places, and artifacts, definitions of key words, and sidebars on related subjects add dimension and relevance to stories of famous lives that students will love to read.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

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A thorough and well-informed biography about President John F. Kennedy, this book is a must have for any language arts or social studies classroom. Kaplan gives a detailed explanation of the Kennedy clan and how they came to be a powerful family. Beginning with the Irish potato famine, Kaplan explains where the Kennedys and Fitzgeralds came from, what happened to them upon arrival in the United States, the businesses with which they became involved and how Joe Kennedy and Rose Kennedy met. Not only does this book cover well known historical information about the presidency of Jack Kennedy, such as the Civil Rights movement, the Bay of Pigs, the space program, the establishment of the Peace Corp and the assassination, it also includes less well known information about this important figure in American history such as his life long struggle with poor health. A great deal of information about the relationship between Jack and his older brother, Joe, is included as is information about Jack's education, his Naval service during WWII, and his political career. The amount of information included in this text is impressive, yet not overwhelming. With the aid of a notable collection photographs, definition boxes, quotes and sidebars this author presents a fascinating biography on the life and times of JFK. This book can easily be incorporated into any language arts or social studies classroom. It could lead to wonderful discussions on a host of historical world events, American presidents, civil rights, foreign affairs and the importance of international relations. 2004, DK Publishing Inc, Ages 9 to 13.
—Cara Mulcahy
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These four titles are part of the new Dorling Kindersley biography series for children and young adults. Printed in China on glossy paper with an abundance of photographs (color photos produced in Italy), the books are wonderful to look at and most interesting to read. The four authors have good credentials and all have a talent for getting a lot of information in the 127-page books. The page is laid out so that almost all pages have a photograph—sometimes spreading over two pages. Across the top of the open pages is, in each book, a frieze of photographs. Small "definition boxes" explain what may be new in the text. In the biography of Helen Keller, for example, one chapter has definition boxes for Emanuel Swendenborg and the Braillewriter. While the number of chapters may vary, each book has a timeline, a bibliography and suggested places to visit for further study. The titles are definitely recommended for libraries. The cost is reasonable and they may also be considered as textbooks. KLIATT Codes: J—Recommended for junior high school students. 2004, DK, 127p. illus. bibliog. index., Ages 12 to 15.
—Penelope Power
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756603403
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Series: DK Biography Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 223,137
  • Age range: 10 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 1090L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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