Gr. 2-4. Patrick, author of Ma Dear's Old Green House
(see review, p.978) and others, joins the editors of a popular classroom newsmagazine to craft this entry in the new Timefor Kids Biographies series. For readers in the middle to upper range of the weekly's broad readership, these spin-offs, formatted (somewhat misleadingly) like easy readers and emblazoned with the familiar red-and-yellow logo, feature lively journalistic design, excellent photographs drawn from the Time-Life
archives, and a polished narrative extended with sidebars. In this book, there's a concluding interview (a recurring feature in the series) with Jackie Robinson's daughter, Sharon--whose own, browsable Promises to Keep
[BKL F 15 04] is a natural next step. A different writer has collaborated with Time-Life'
s editorial staff on each book in the series, which currently includes titles on John F. Kennedy, Theodore Roosevelt, and Harriet Tubman. Jennifer MattsonCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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“ … lively journalistic design, excellent photographs drawn from the Time-Life archives, and a polished narrative extended with sidebars.” (Booklist)
“Two new biographical series … have worthy entries … good, well-illustratred books with lots of photographs;” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)