“Ask not what your country can do for you…” How did the man who spoke those words grow from a young boy to become President?
In an easy-to-follow mix of biography, facts, and history supported with lifelike illustrations, Adler traces Kennedy’s life as a boy, World War II hero, best-selling author, politician, family man, and thirty-fifth President of the United States. The book ends with Kennedy’s assassination and its aftermath.
A time line of important dates in Kennedy’s life helps young readers place the President in history. For almost thirty years, David Adler’s Picture Book Biography series has profiled famous people who changed the world. Colorful, kid-friendly illustrations combine with Adler’s “expert mixtures of facts and personality” (Booklist) to introduce young readers to history through compelling biographies of presidents, heroes, inventors, explorers, and adventurers. These books are ideal for first and second graders interested in history or who need reliable sources for school book reports.