When Jackie Saved Grand Central
When Jackie Saved Grand Central
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When Jackie Saved Grand Central

Written by Natasha Wing & illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

Before she was an iconic First Lady of the United States, Jackie Kennedy was a born-and-raised New Yorker. She loved everything about her city, from the natural beauty of the parks to the architectural history of the buildings. So when the owners of Grand Central wanted to build a skyscraper on top of the famous train station, Jackie knew they had to be stopped. She helped inspire thousands of people to come together and fight to protect the historic landmark. From letter-writing campaigns all the way to the Supreme Court, this little-known story celebrates winning in the face of immeasurable odds and how one person can make a big difference.

What Kind of Book is When Jackie Saved Grand Central

Primarily about

Gallery

    After Grand Central was renovated.
    Jackie awaiting Supreme Court decision

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • What historic buildings in your town are worth saving?

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    "...it's an inspiring historical episode that also makes a strong case for the general value of preserving our country's architectural treasures."

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    "Wing does an admirable job of describing a complex situation, making it understandable for a young audience and conveying the amount of time and effort required of Kennedy and many others to achieve the ultimate victory."

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Book Details

ISBN
9780547449210
Publication Date
March 7, 2017
Text Details
Bernhard Gothic
Illustration Details
watercolor, gouache and ink
Page Count
48
Reading Age
3 - 7 years
ASIN/ISBN 10
0547449216

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