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A TIME TO ACT: JOHN F. KENNEDY'S BIG SPEECH

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Corey
Author's First Name: 
Shana
Illustrator's First Name: 
R. Gregory
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Christie
Publisher: 
NorthSouth
Publication Month: 
April
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Although it begins with a brief biographical look at John F. Kennedy, the author turns to a look at the Civil Rights Movement and Kennedy’s initial avoidance of the issue. The text shows how Kennedy came around to action and focuses on his challenging speech in 1963. It ends with a challenge to the reader to continue the movement. Nominated by Bridget Harvey (7-10)