Cuban Missile Crisis through the Eyes of John F. Kennedy

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Go inside the Oval Office during the Cuban Missile Crisis to see the challenges faced by President John F. Kennedy, how he responded to difficult issues, and how he shaped the country during this pressing time in office.

Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF007020, JNF007130
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History
Copyright 2016
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Core Library
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Season 2015-12-15
ISBN 9781680780314, 9781680772487
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 973.922
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
Lexile 830
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 5.8
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 180189
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Detailed maps, Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents
Online Resources FREE! Core Library Connection
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Presidential Perspectives – School Library Connection

Each title in this series focuses on a key issue that faced a particular president. Each issue is discussed in four chapters followed by important dates, “stop and think,” and learn more. Explore Online boxes direct readers to ABDO’s for further information about a particular topic and centers on a series of questions to answer. In keeping with series stated support for the Common Core State Standards, the layout consists of a larger font and line-spacing with ample illustrations. Recommended.

Presidential Perspectives - Booklist

STARRED Offering a unique look at history, the Presidential Perspectives series presents pivotal American events through the eyes of the president. The books are written in a style that neatly balances facts and accessibility, using the president’s views on the issue and direct quotes from presidential documents. High quality illustration and an inviting design will attract readers; and teachers, librarians, and parents will appreciate the inclusion of activities that encourage students to form their own opinions on the issues. Here’s a series that will get kids thinking.

Presidential Perspectives – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

In these concise titles, historical events are examined through the related actions and beliefs of the then–sitting president. The book uses quotes from the presidents’ letters and speeches with relevant personal details about their daily lives: a premise that proves to be an effective way to add an otherwise uncommon intimacy to historical events. These insights are not limited to the presidents. In Cuban Missile Crisis, a sidebar provides a poignant glimpse into the public response in Russia with a quote from Khrushchev’s son, Sergei. Primary source documents help convey the political and emotional climate of the time. Interesting and insightful complements to American history units.

Author: Susan E. Hamen