Friday, August 4, 2017

When Jackie Saved Grand Central by Natasha Wing - ADVISABLE

Wing, Natasha  When Jackie Saved Grand Central  Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger  PICTURE BOOK  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017  $17.99  Content: G.  

Jacqueline Kennedy made an impact on important historical buildings in America.  While she was First Lady, she gathered memorabilia and turned the White House into a museum that American’s can visit and reflect on U.S. History.  In the 1970’s she helped save Grand Central Station in New York from being bulldozed and turned into skyscrapers.  The laws that were passed to save Grand Central have helped maintain many historical buildings throughout the country.  

What I loved most about this book is the unique topic.  I think this interesting story helps kids to think about historical buildings and items and their importance to us.  As Jackie Kennedy said, “If they are not inspired by the past of our city, where will they find the strength to fight for her future?”   There is a more comprehensive explanation at the end of the book in the author’s note.  

EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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