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Author Corey, Shana, author.
Title A time to act : John F. Kennedy's big speech / words by Shana Corey ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.
Pub Info New York : NorthSouth, [2017]
©2017
Rating
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS 
 Brewster-Children's Coll.  J 92 KENNEDY     AVAILABLE
 Brooks(Harwich)-Children  J 92 KENNEDY     AVAILABLE
 Hyannis Children's Room  J 973.922 Corey     AVAILABLE
 Nantucket-Childrens  J 973.92 COR     AVAILABLE
 Wellfleet-Children's Area  J BIOGRAPHY Kennedy     AVAILABLE
 West Tisbury-Juvenile  J 973.92 COR     AVAILABLE
Descript 53 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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Audience 850L Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader LG 5.2 0.5 0.5 189548
Summary ""The time has come for this Nation to fulfill its promise." John F. Kennedy was born one hundred years ago. As America's thirty-fifth president, he often took bold actions: establishing a peace corps and challenging Americans to land on the moon. But on civil rights, it took the urging and the example of other courageous people--leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Jackie Robinson, and even students and children--to help him realize that the time to act was NOW. On June 11, 1963, Kennedy's "big speech"--His civil rights address--was a game changer, and his efforts laid the groundwork for the Civil Rights Act of 1964; but our country's work is not finished. Acclaimed author Shana Corey and artist R. Gregory Christie deliver a fresh and deeply human look at one of our country's most inspiring presidents, underscoring the greatness and fallibility of our leaders and how each one of us, no matter who we are, have the power to make a difference. With quotes from JFK's speeches, detailed back matter, and a thought-provoking author's note, this biography offers a sensitive look at a tumultuous time in history and compelling questions about effecting positive change today"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Juvenile literature.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Influence -- Juvenile literature.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Influence.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American -- Juvenile literature.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Political.
JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Social Activists.
JUVENILE NONFICTION -- People & Places -- United States -- African American.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963 -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989 -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
Genre Picture books.
Biography.
Add Author Christie, R. Gregory, 1971- illustrator.
ISBN 9780735842755 (hardback)
0735842752 (hardback)
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