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Children's LiteratureThis 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.