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|President has been shot!" : the assassination of John F. Kennedy|
Author: Swanson, James L.
Transports readers back to one of the most shocking events in American history, the JFK assassination--as it has never been told before.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 8.00
Points: 6.0 Quiz: 161817
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 6-8
Reading Level: 10.20
Points: 10.0 Quiz: 60823
Common Core Standards
Grade 7 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 7.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 7 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 7.RI Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 7 → Reading → CCR College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading
Grade 8 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 8.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 8 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 8.RI Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 8 → Reading → CCR College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading
Kirkus Reviews (09/01/13)
School Library Journal (09/01/13)
The Hornbook (00/01/14)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 09/01/2013 Gr 6 Up—Swanson's title reads like a thriller, with intense pacing and an engaging narrative. The event is not depicted as dry, textbook history, but rather as a horrifying and shocking crime. Full- and double-page photographs of President Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald, and stills from the famous Zapruder film-which captured the assassination in real time-breathe emotion into the work. Kennedy's and Oswald's backgrounds are illuminated as the narrative descends toward their tragic connection. A well-illustrated map of Dealey Plaza detailing the President's route clarifies the position of relevant buildings and features at the time of the assassination. This book is graphic with respect to both images and verbage. Swanson provides a compelling case for Oswald as a lone gunman, arguing against the various and popular conspiracy theories. A diagram of the infamous "magic bullet" illustrates how a single bullet could cause multiple wounds for both JFK and Governor Connally. Despite the great number of books on Kennedy's assassination, this volume stands out for its gripping storytelling style and photographic documentation.—Jeffrey Meyer, Mount Pleasant Public Library, IA - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.