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Author Corey, Shana, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : NorthSouth, [2017]
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Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Children's Department  J-B KENNEDY    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Children's Department  JB KENNEDY    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Children's Department  J973.922 COREY    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Children's Department  J BIO KENNEDY    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Children's Biographies  J B KENNEDY    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Storage  J 973.922 KENNEDY    Storage
 Manchester, Main Library - Children's Department  J-B KENNEDY, JOHN F.    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Whiton Branch - Children's Department  J-B KENNEDY, JOHN F.    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Jefferson Branch - Children's Department  J92 KENNEDY    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Children's Department  JB KENNEDY    Check Shelf

Description 53 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 52-53).
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 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Juvenile literature.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Influence -- Juvenile literature.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. (OCoLC)fst00035588
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Influence.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American -- Juvenile literature.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963 -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989 -- Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Political.
JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Social Activists.
JUVENILE NONFICTION -- People & Places -- United States -- African American.
African Americans -- Civil rights. (OCoLC)fst00799575
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Presidents. (OCoLC)fst01075723
Speeches, addresses, etc., American. (OCoLC)fst01129325
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Political.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Picture books.
Biographies.
Added Author Christie, R. Gregory, 1971- illustrator.
ISBN 9780735842755 (hardback)
0735842752 (hardback)
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