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John F. Kennedy: The Making of a Leader (Time For Kids Biographies Series)
     

John F. Kennedy: The Making of a Leader (Time For Kids Biographies Series)

by Editors of TIME For Kids
 

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Young John F. Kennedywas a mischief maker, but he also had a serious side. He cared about people's problems and, with his words, could easily persuade others to go along with his ideas. As he grew up, Kennedy's family decided that he was meant for great things — the presidency of the United States.

TIME For Kids® Biographies help make a connection

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Young John F. Kennedywas a mischief maker, but he also had a serious side. He cared about people's problems and, with his words, could easily persuade others to go along with his ideas. As he grew up, Kennedy's family decided that he was meant for great things — the presidency of the United States.

TIME For Kids® Biographies help make a connection between the lives of past heroes and the events of today. Kennedy's desire to help Americans — and others around the world — is as important now as it was forty years ago.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This title in the "TIME for Kids Biography" series uses frequent photographs of the Kennedy family, and newspapers from John F. Kennedy's time in the White House to show young readers his legacy. The era of Civil Rights is dealt with, Jacqueline Kennedy's support of the arts, her personal style, and the substantial renovation of the White House are also included. The essential facts and influences of JFK on American history are covered in interesting prose accessible to the average reader. The lively text is echoed in the inviting format: well-captioned pictures, occasional sidebars, and an interview with Hugh Sidey which gives the reader one person's recollections and opinions as to Kennedy's legacy. A short timeline is included. 2005, HarperCollins, Ages 7 to 11.
—Susan Hepler, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-These beginning biographies have simple texts set upon beautifully arranged spreads with crisp full-color and black-and-white photographs. The first book introduces Kennedy's family and childhood, health problems, education, military service, literary pursuits, political campaigns, marriage, and fatherhood. The Bay of Pigs invasion, Cuban Missile Crisis, Cold War, civil rights movement, and his assassination are all discussed. Sidebars highlight the youngest presidents, Jackie's White House tours, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation (a bit of a stretch), Rosa Parks (a "mystery person" inclusion), and "John, Jackie, & Caroline after the White House." The second book describes Roosevelt's childhood; health problems; and love for animals, nature, and learning. The untimely deaths of both his mother and first wife are described as is his subsequent marriage to Edith and their family. Roosevelt's efforts to reform local, state, and national politics are noted as is his military service with the Rough Riders, success in building the Panama Canal, and establishment of 230 million acres of national park land. Sidebars focus on Roosevelt's home museum, Mount Rushmore, his "Big Stick" policy, and the story of the Teddy bear. While the coverage is somewhat superficial, the eye-popping layout of these titles makes them serviceable additions for most collections.-Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060576028
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/04/2005
Series:
Time For Kids Biographies Series
Edition description:
Ages 7-9
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Lexile:
830L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

The editors of TIME For Kids® are committed to informing millions of kids about the world and their place in it. As part of a national news organization, they bring expert and age-appropriate reporting and photography from around the globe to books, classroom magazines, and a website.

The editors of TIME For Kids® are frequent visitors to classrooms all over the country. And the TFK Kid Reporters have appeared on The Today Show, CBS Morning Show, CNN, and Fox News.

TFK editors also publish the TIME For Kids® Science Scoops series, giving kids the inside scoop on the world’s most fascinating topics.

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