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 Joey : the story of Joe Biden
 Author: Biden, Jill

 Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2020)

 Dewey: 973
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [48] p., col. ill., 30 cm

 BTSB No: 119509 ISBN: 9781534480537
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Biden, Joseph R., -- Jr
 Politicians -- Biography
 Lawyers -- Biography
 Senators -- Biography

Price: $23.98

A picture book biography of the childhood of Joe Biden and how he began his political career.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Krull, Kathleen
 Illustrator: Bates, Amy June
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 5.20
   Points: .5   Quiz: 510106

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2020 PreS-Gr 3—This biographical picture book, penned by the subject's wife with assistance from Krull, chronicles 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's evolution from a risk-taking youngster who overcame stuttering (by reading out loud daily) to the man who would later become vice president to Barack Obama. In addition to providing facts about Biden's life story, the text emphasizes the qualities (peacemaker, family man, researcher, and thinker) that demonstrate the leadership capacity associated with elected officials. Bates's illustrations, complemented by a rustic palette of sepia tones, evoke the yesteryear of Biden's childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. VERDICT Although the book reads like campaign literature, young readers are likely to find inspiration and aspiration in young Joey as a relatable, athletic, and tenacious kid who grew into a civic leader. Recommended for public and school libraries.—Tamela Chambers, Chicago P.L. - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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