Signed Copy: Grover Cleveland, Again!
- By Ken Burns, illustrated by Gerald Kelley
- Hardcover: 96 pages
- Ages: 10 and up
- Grades: 5 and up
Fulfilling a long-held promise to his daughters, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has written a book for children that brings the United States' Presidents to life. Signed by the author, this book devotes a spread to each of the 44 presidents (with the exception of Grover Cleveland, the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms, so he gets two spreads!), covering his time in office, including information on significant historical events and legislation, biographical data, a famous quote, and the president's official portrait. Soft, muted colors are used in the lush illustrations that highlight major events associated with each figure. Burns acknowledges troubling aspects of U.S. history, and while straightforward, the tone is upbeat. Emphasizing the personal abilities of each president, Burns explains how these qualities were used to serve the nation.
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