Sunday, February 19, 2017

When Jackie Saved Grand Central

When Jackie Saved Grand Central. Natasha Wing. 2017. HMH. 48 pages. [Source: Review copy]

First sentence: When Jackie became First Lady of the United States in 1961, she moved into the White House with President John F. Kennedy and their children.

Premise/plot: In Natasha Wing's newest book, she tells the story of how Jacqueline Kennedy helped to save Grand Central Terminal when it was threatened with destruction in the late 1960s. The battle to save this oh-so-famous train station in New York City went ALL the way to the Supreme Court. It was a battle that would take over a decade! And even once the battle was won, there was a lot of work to be done to restore it. Wing writes of Kennedy's contribution, her enthusiasm, her determination. It's a lovely story.

My thoughts: Who doesn't love a good story where a woman stands strong and determined and fights for what she believes to be right? I definitely enjoyed this one. I really loved the illustrations by Alexandra Boiger. She did a great job illustrating Jackie Kennedy.

Text: 4 out of 5
Illustrations: 5 out of 5
Total: 9 out of 10
© 2017 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

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