A Time to Act: John F. Kennedy’s Big Speech by Shana Corey. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. 2017. Published by NorthSouth Books.
Brief summary: This narrative nonfiction book briefly tells about JFK’s personal life and has more emphasis with his political life of being the President of the USA during a time that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was being created. The two speeches he made that reached the hearts of the people in the early 1960s are not listed in full but with just the main ideas featured.
Comments: I would recommend this book to be used for middle school or high school when addressing and teaching about the civil right demonstrations and the prehistory that led to the Civil Rights Act. Several leaders in this book were cited during that important time in America. This book shows how it all came together. Brief biographical sketches, selected bibliography, and quotes are in the back pages.
Cataloged under 973.922 which is the admin of Kennedy. Note: If you use this as a read aloud or with an Elmo, there are some pages where a white font against the dark illustrations would have made it easier to read.
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