The Kennedy family has had a tremendous impact on US government and politics in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The Kennedysexplores how the Kennedy family got their start in politics, their impact from the White House and other government positions, and how the Kennedy legacy continues to impact politics. Compelling narrative text and well-chosen historical photographs and primary sources make this book perfect for report writing. Features include a glossary, a selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline, family tree, and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Subject||Biographies, History, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 8.5|
|Features||Index, Glossary of key words, Informative sidebars, Timeline of key events, and Reviewed|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
America's Great Political Families - School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
This series explains how forebears influenced recent presidents and their families who assumed the same or similar government positions, shaping politics thereafter. A conversational, encouraging tone and large font promote fast reading. . . . Interest is heightened with anecdotes and quotes. Personal flaws, scandals, and gaffes committed in office are included. . . . While always respecting the chief executives and their legacies, the authors’ consistent use of given names helps readers relate personally. Volumes are visually striking, with dramatic dark red, black, and white design elements; excellent photos; colored captions; and many informative sidebars and spreads. A clear, straightforward examination of some 20th-century leaders. Recommended for government, politics, and contemporary American history units.