John F. Kennedy's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

When John F. Kennedy became the youngest person ever elected president of the United States in 1961, he stepped to the forefront of an invisible battleground. The Cold War standoff between America and the Soviet Union threatened to lead to nuclear war and worldwide destruction. Kennedy also faced domestic turmoil with the civil rights movement. Despite these challenges, Kennedy worked to bring the country into a “New Frontier.” He supported space exploration, the arts, education, and groundbreaking social programs. He took a controversial stand in favor of civil rights legislation, and navigated dangerous webs of foreign affairs. Kennedy inspired the nation with his hopes for the future and his efforts to make them a reality.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-46778-600-3
$53.32 $39.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 104
Publication Date 2016-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 11.4
BISACS YAN025170, YAN052040, YAN006080
Dewey 973.922092
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 1140
ATOS Reading Level 8.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 180918
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, and Timeline

Reviews

Booklist

“Rowell diverges from too many children’s titles that lionize the youngest-ever POTUS to offer a finely balanced biographical overview. . . . Without disputing his mythic appeal, Rowell shows JFK’s human side.’”—Booklist

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“[F]act-filled, well-written examinations. . . . The series handles weighty matters with an appropriately serious tone, while using accessible language that doesn’t patronize. . . . A worthy addition to student collections.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Rebecca Rowell