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Jack's Path of Courage

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Jack's Path of Courage

The Life of John F. Kennedy

By Doreen Rappaport

Disney-Hyperion, Hardcover, 9781423122722, 48pp.

Publication Date: October 26, 2010

Description
John F. Kennedy was a popular, charismatic president, beloved by many. But he didn't always believe he had the strength or courage for that office. As a child he was sickly and also overshadowed by his strong, capable, athletic older brother Joe. After Joe Jr.'s death John had to work hard to live up to his own expectations and to those of his father. He overcame pain and self-doubt to see the country through one of the most difficult crises in its history. Doreen Rappaport once again combines real-life quotes with her own lyrical prose to create a moving portrait of a beloved figure. Matt Tavares' stunning artwork vividly depicts this unique time in history.


About the Author
Doreen Rappaport (www.doreenrappaport.com) has written numerous award-winning books for children, including: "Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," a Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Honor Book; and "John's Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon," also illustrated by Bryan Collier. She lives and writes in upstate New York.

Matt Tavares (www.matttaveres.com) is the illustrator several books, including "Lady Liberty: A Biography," written by Doreen Rappaport. Matt lives in Ogunquit, Maine with his wife, Sarah, and their two daughters.