The author follows John F. Kennedy's life from childhood through his life as US President and ends with his tragic assassination in Dallas. In looking at Kennedy's presidency and the years leading up to it, Martin Sandler also investigates the role television and other media played in changing how we look upon the office and politicians in general. The volume features page after page of excellent photos.
This is an excellent book for classroom and home use as a general introduction to the life of John F. Kennedy.
Hopefully, after reading this the youngster will want to read more about him.
I gave the book to one of our neighbor's daughtes to read. She enjoyed it and wanted to know more about JFK.
I liked the scope of the book and the fact that it kept each chapter short (one page with a full page color photo) but still managed to cram in a lot of good information.
This is a photoillustrated nonfiction book that is part history, part discussion of media and journalism.
Although the focus is President John F. Kennedy's life, the book is also a study of various media and their role in politics. It would be valuable to compare/contrast other books about Kennedy's life with the visuals of this one.
12 and Up
9 and Up
Read by a 9-year-old girl.
Buy. This is listed as "young adult nonfiction," but it is also a good choice for upper elementary and middle school audiences who are learning about the presidents.