Before she was an iconic First Lady of the United States, Jackie Kennedy was a born-and-raised New Yorker. She loved everything about her city, from the natural beauty of the parks to the architectural history of the buildings. So when the owners of Grand Central wanted to build a skyscraper on top of the famous train station, Jackie knew they had to be stopped. She helped inspire thousands of people to come together and fight to protect the historic landmark. From letter-writing campaigns all the way to the Supreme Court, this little-known story celebrates winning in the face of immeasurable odds and how one person can make a big difference.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Natasha Wing has written many fiction and nonfiction picture books, including the Night Before series. She lives in Colorado. www.natashawing.comAlexandra Boiger grew up in Germany and has illustrated many books, including the popular picture books about the ballerina Tallulah. She lives in California. www.alexandraboiger.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Historic preservation is a challenging topic to present to young readers, and Wing has done an excellent job. Famous buildings such as the White House and Grand Central Station offer a concrete way to introduce kids to history. For those who have the opportunity, standing in a building steeped in history can be a unique experience, one that allows you to imagine the past as the atmosphere seeps into your being. For those who have not had this experience, this story provides a taste of that special feeling that just might entice young readers to explore history. It also gives them a peek into how citizens make a difference.