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Full-color & black-and-white photos. "A straightforward account of the killing and the continuing speculation about its circumstances. Beginning with the events of Nov. 22, the following chapters cover Kennedy's career, the arrest and murder of Oswald, the funeral, and the Warren Commission. Large print, short sentences and many photos make this attractively-designed v ...more
Paperback, Large Print, 48 pages
Published November 8th 1988 by Random House Books for Young Readers
(first published January 1st 1988)
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Having long held a fascination with the assassination of John F. Kennedy, I was curious to see what this Step Into Reading book aimed at children in grades two through four would say about the event. Written in 1988 by Judy Donnelly, Who Shot the President? The Death of John F. Kennedy gives a surprisingly objective look at the case. Illustrated with a number of color and black and white photographs, this definitely could serve to not only spur a child's interest in reading but impart to the chi ...more
I had this book when I was in elementary school, and I've lost count of the number of times I read this. I think it was my first exposure to President Kennedy and his family, and it could be what has lead me to my fascination with the Kennedy family. This book is filled with photos of Jack, Jackie, and the children. It includes some of the most iconic Kennedy pictures: John Jr. playing in his father's desk, Lyndon Johnson being sworn in with Jackie by his side, John Jr. saluting his father's cas ...more
May 20, 2010 Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides rated it liked it
This is one of the books I had when I was ... in the first or second grade or so? It's all right for kids, I guess. It's written in a very simplistic way. Knowing the Kennedy family tragedies that occurred subsequent to the JFK assassination makes this an even sadder read than it was when I first read it.
This book would be useful in the classroom for students if they are studying about John F. Kennedy. His death made a huge mark on American Culture, and I think students would find his assassination interesting; especially since people still speculate about the truth behind this tragedy.
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