Book review: Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare, by Gene Barretta

Barretta, Gene.  Lincoln and Kennedy:  A Pair to Compare. Henry Holt and Company,  2016. $17.99. ISBN 978-0-8050-9945-4. 40 pgs. Glossary. Elementary Age. P6/Q8

barretta-lincoln-and-kennedyThis is a very well written book comparing and contrasting two of the greatest presidents in history.  The language is clearly written and easy to understand with illustrations that visually get the author’s point across.  The book tells how Lincoln and Kennedy were different, yet also shows how their vision was similar.  There are a lot of interesting facts and coincidences about these two presidents.  At the back of the book there are more additional facts about Lincoln and Kennedy with some fun trivia and a glossary. How amazing that two totally different people who lived and served a hundred years apart who grew up so differently were so similar in many ways.

November 2016 review by Helyn Layton.


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