Joey: The Story of Joe Biden
Joey: The Story of Joe Biden
Goodreads3.4 / 5
The Definitive Guide to

Joey: The Story of Joe Biden

Written by Jill Biden and Kathleen Krull & illustrated by Amy June Bates
Published by Simon and Schuster-Paula Wiseman Books
Prices as of Sep 16

What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

Joey is the first ever picture book about the young life of Joe Biden, the 47th Vice President of the United States, and includes never before told family stories about the presidential candidate and former vice president’s childhood–written by Jill Biden, his spouse. Joe Biden grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children. His parents always encouraged him and his siblings to be independent and strong. The family moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where at twenty-nine, Biden was elected one the youngest United States Senators ever elected. This is his story.

What Kind of Book is Joey: The Story of Joe Biden

Topics

Reviews

    Publisher's Weekly
    Critic
    Full review

    "(Jill) Biden's anecdotal portrait of her spouse's early years spotlights his competitiveness and risk-taking...his role as a peacemaker, devoted brother, and defender of bullied peers...and reveals how...high school, when he became a star athlete and class president, paved the way for leadership roles in college and beyond."

    School Library Journal
    Critic

    "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."

Book Lists That Include This Book

The Creatives Behind the Book

What Has Jill Biden Said About This Book

Nothing yet! You should let Jill Biden know that you want to hear from them about their book.

What Has Amy June Bates Said About This Book

Nothing yet! You should let Amy June Bates know that you want to hear from them about their book.

What Has Kathleen Krull Said About This Book

Nothing yet! You should let Kathleen Krull know that you want to hear from them about their book.

Other Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked This Book

    Mayor Pete: The Story of Pete Buttigieg
    4.3
    Rob Sanders, Levi Hastings
    Grandad Mandela
    Zindzi Mandela, Ziwelene Mandela, Zazi Mandela
    Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice
    Nikki Grimes, Laura Freeman
    Grandmama's Pride
    5.5
    Becky Birtha, Colin Bootman
    The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin
    5.5
    Julia Finley Mosca, Daniel Rieley
    Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon
    5.5
    Kelly Starling Lyons, Laura Freeman
    Fred's Big Feelings: The Life and Legacy of Mister Rogers
    5.3
    Laura Renauld, Brigette Barrager
    Elizabeth Warren's Big, Bold Plans
    4.9
    Laurie Ann Thompson, Susanna Chapman
    Sisters
    4.8
    Jeanette Winter
    The President Sang Amazing Grace
    4.8
    Zoe Mulford, Jeff Scher

Book Details

ISBN
9781534480537
Publication Date
June 30, 2020
Page Count
48
Reading Age
4 - 8 years
ASIN/ISBN 10
1534480536
Lexile® Level
890L

Contribute to this page

Core Score - 55%

More than halfway there—keep going!

Depth Score - 15%

Just the barebones.

Improve this page

Are you the author or illustrator? Claim your book.

Top Contributors
01
@thegoodfather
20