The Resource A time to act : John F. Kennedy's big speech, words by Shana Corey ; pictures by R. Gregory Christie

A time to act : John F. Kennedy's big speech, words by Shana Corey ; pictures by R. Gregory Christie

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A time to act : John F. Kennedy's big speech
Title
A time to act
Title remainder
John F. Kennedy's big speech
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words by Shana Corey ; pictures by R. Gregory Christie
Title variation
John F. Kennedy's big speech
Title variation remainder
John F. Kennedys big speech
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Language
eng
Summary
"Acclaimed author Shana Corey and New York Times Best Illustrated artist R. Gregory Christie deliver a fresh look at Kennedy, underscoring the greatness and fallibility of our leaders and how each one of us, no matter who we are, have the power to make adifference. With quotes from JFK's speeches, detailed back matter, and a thought- provoking author's note, this biography offers a sensitive account of a tumultuous time in history and compelling questions about effecting positive change today"--
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 New York Times Best Illustrated 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"--
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Award
School Library Journal Best Nonfiction Book, 2017.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10549550
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BT
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Corey, Shana
Dewey number
  • 973.922092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
Intended audience
850L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
LC call number
E842.Z9
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  • 850
  • 850
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 3
  • 5
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
5.2
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1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Christie, R. Gregory
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True
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Accelerated Reader
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  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • African Americans
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., American
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
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John F. Kennedy's big speech
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A time to act : John F. Kennedy's big speech, words by Shana Corey ; pictures by R. Gregory Christie
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 52)
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
53 pages
Isbn
9780735842755
Lccn
2016052814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
A time to act : John F. Kennedy's big speech, words by Shana Corey ; pictures by R. Gregory Christie
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 52)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
53 pages
Isbn
9780735842755
Lccn
2016052814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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