Friday, March 28, 2014

"The President Has Been Shot!": The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

I want to say from the outset that I have not examined this book for historical accuracy, but, like that TED talk about language acquisition explains, this book teaches. It teaches because it takes a serious subject and brings it down to an engaging level that gets kids asking questions. I can't tell you the number of JFK questions I've gotten since Calvin, Lucy, and Mary read this book. 

Product Details

Ages 10 and up.

From Amazon:

In his new young-adult book on the Kennedy assassination, James Swanson will transport readers back to one of the most shocking, sad, and terrifying events in American history. As he did in his bestselling Scholastic YA book, CHASING LINCOLN'S KILLER, Swanson will deploy his signature "you are there" style -- a riveting, ticking-clock pace, with an unprecedented eye for dramatic details and impeccable historical accuracy -- to tell the story of the JFK assassination as it has never been told before. 

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