William McKinley (Profiles of the Presidents)

William McKinley (Profiles of the Presidents)

by Robin S. Doak
     
 

A biography discussing the personal life, education, and political career of the twenty-fifth President of the United States, William McKinley.  See more details below

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A biography discussing the personal life, education, and political career of the twenty-fifth President of the United States, William McKinley.

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Children's Literature
The biography of the twenty-fifth president of the United States discusses his personal life, education and political career. There is a nice description of President McKinley, almost like a synopsis to begin with, and then, the bio moves from the political family connections through his personal and political life to his death and a summary of accomplishments. There are clever chapter titles such as "Young William" and "McKinley and the Kingmaker." The text is interspersed with photographs, illustrations, cartoons, and documents. There is a William McKinley's Life At A Glance that should really be helpful to young researchers. My favorite is the chart, William McKinley's Life and Times, which parallels McKinley's Life and World Events. I also like the Understanding William McKinley and His Presidency resources section that contain In The Library, On The Web, and McKinley Historic Sites Across the Country. The U.S. Presidents (Years in Office) lists the presidents with McKinley's name highlighted, which is also helpful to students. There is a Glossary and an Index, and the print font is of a good size. The old photographs and other documents may be a bit uninteresting to some children even though a little color is added to some of them throughout. The book will be a good nonfiction addition for children's libraries of all kinds. It is part of the "Profiles of the Presidents" series. 2004, Compass Point Books, Ages 8 to 12.
— Naomi Butler

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756502713
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
BIG Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Meet the Author


Robin S. Doak has been writing for children for more than 19 years. A former editor of Weekly Reader and U*S*Kids magazine, Doak has authored fun and educational materials for kids of all ages. She is a past winner of the Educational Press Association of America Distinguished Achievement Award. She lives with her family in Maine.

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