Saturday, April 8, 2017
A Time to Act: John F. Kennedy's Big Speech
author: Shana Corey
average rating: 4.37
read at: 2017/04/08
date added: 2017/04/08
shelves: non-fiction, children-s
'A Time to Act: John F. Kennedy's Big Speech' by Shana Corey with art by R. Gregory Christie is a picture book for younger readers which deals with an important time and an important speech. It's a book that inspires us to keep working for change.
The focal character of the book is John F. Kennedy. The focal issue is his relationship with the civil rights movement. What I like is that this book shows what a good person President Kennedy was, but it also shows how he had trouble acting on this particular issue. I appreciate that it does not disrespect the man because of this. It shows what he did accomplish, then gives some of the speech he made when he finally made up his mind.
The book is full of really nice painted pictures. There is an author's note at the end that is quite good. There is a short paragraph about some of the other people in the book. There is a bibliography and a suggested reading list. I enjoyed reading this book and I really appreciated the author's approach to the subject matter.
I received a review copy of this ebook from North South Books Inc. and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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