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Hard Work, but It's Worth It: The Life of Jimmy Carter

Written by Bethany Hegedus and illustrated by Kyung Eun Han
Published by Balzer + Bray
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The first picture book about the inspiring life of humanitarian Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States and a Nobel Prize winner—from Alabama Spitfire author Bethany Hegedus.

Even before Jimmy Carter became president, he knew the value of hard work. Living on his family’s peanut farm, Jimmy saw how hard work yielded strong results.

At least it did for some people. But growing up in the segregated South, Jimmy also saw firsthand how white people and black people were not treated equally. None of it was right. None of it was fair.

So Jimmy created a list of Good Mental Habits to help him navigate life’s challenges. The list guided his thoughts and actions and helped him fight for change, whether working with civil rights leaders to end racial discrimination in his home state of Georgia, helping to negotiate peace in the Middle East, or building homes for the poor through Habitat for Humanity.

From the statehouse to the White House and beyond, Jimmy has worked to make change for all people, devoting decades to public service and becoming one of the most respected humanitarians of our time. It’s hard work, but it’s worth it.

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Who Wrote Hard Work, but It's Worth It: The Life of Jimmy Carter

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Bethany Hegedus

Bethany Hegedus is the award-winning author of *Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird*; *Truth with a Capital T*; and *Between Us Baxters* and coauthor along with Arun Gandhi of *Grandfather Gandhi* and *Be the Change*. She owns the Writing Barn, a writing workshop and retreat center in Austin, TX. Bethany is a former educator who speaks and teaches across the country. You can find her online at www.bethanyhegedus.com and on Twitter @BethanyHegedus.

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Who Illustrated Hard Work, but It's Worth It: The Life of Jimmy Carter

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Kyung Eun Han

Kyung Eun Han once worked as a corporate credit analyst until she changed her career to illustration. Her debut picture book, *Into the Forest*, was published in Korea in 2018. Kyung uses both digital and traditional media to create her artwork and has also illustrated for advertising, movies, and magazine in addition to picture books. She lives in Anyang, Korea. You can visit her online at www.kyungeunhan.wixsite.com/illust and on Instagram at @kyung_illust.

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Bethany Hegedus's Book Dedication

For Carmen Oliver, Kirsten Cappy, and Alexandra Penfold—three women who do the hard work, day in and day out, because it's worth it.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0062643789
ISBN 13:
9780062643780
Publication Date:
January 28, 2020
Illustration Details:
The artist used Corel Painter to create the digital illustrations for this book.