Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin grew up in the rugged frontiers of Alaska and became a political trailblazer. In her youth she transformed from a quiet, unremarkable student into a beauty queen and married her high school sweetheart, Todd Palin.

Ambition started burning inside Sarah Palin as she went from housewife to small-town mayor. When Alaska's Republican Party became tarred with wide-reaching scandals, she ran for governor as a Republican political reformer ...

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Overview

Sarah Palin grew up in the rugged frontiers of Alaska and became a political trailblazer. In her youth she transformed from a quiet, unremarkable student into a beauty queen and married her high school sweetheart, Todd Palin.

Ambition started burning inside Sarah Palin as she went from housewife to small-town mayor. When Alaska's Republican Party became tarred with wide-reaching scandals, she ran for governor as a Republican political reformer and won, becoming Alaska's first female governor.

Then as a relative unknown she was chosen as the first female Republican vice-presidential candidate, and only the second woman in U.S. history to appear on a major party ticket.

What set Sarah Palin apart even at an early age was her fierce determination. In high school she earned the nickname Barracuda. And, she achieved much of her success while also fulfilling the roles of wife and mother. Popular for her plain-spoken manner and her charisma, many political observers consider her to be the future of the Republican Party.

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Gr 6–9—Though filled with unbiased information, this title is marred by awkward transitions, clumsy phrasing, and occasional grammatical errors. Also, some of the color photographs have little or no relevance to the surrounding text or to the overall narrative, such as a picture of cars at a Wasilla stoplight. The text appears to have been hurriedly patched together from various sources. Unless there is an urgent need for information on Palin, librarians would be advised to wait until better books are available.—Anthony C. Doyle, Livingston High School, CA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599351339
  • Publisher: Morgan Reynolds Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Series: Political Profiles Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Modern Frontier Girl 11

Chapter 2 Miss Congeniality 20

Chapter 3 Getting Started 29

Chapter 4 Learning the Political Game 37

Chapter 5 Hardball 48

Chapter 6 Big Time 59

Chapter 7 Governor Sarah 72

Chapter 8 Her Own Way 82

Timeline 102

Sources 104

Bibliography 108

Web Sites 109

Index 110

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