When Jackie Saved Grand Central

The True Story of Jacqueline Kennedy's Fight for an American Icon

by Natasha Wing

On Sale: 03/07/2017

When Jackie Saved Grand Central

The True Story of Jacqueline Kennedy's Fight for an American Icon

by Natasha Wing

illustrated by Alexandra Boiger

On Sale: 03/07/2017

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About the Book

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.

Critical Praise

? "What a great idea for a book!... an offering as charming as it is informative." —Booklist, starred review    ? "...an inspiring historical episode that also makes a strong case for the general value of preserving our country's architectural treasures. Grand, in several ways."  —Kirkus, starred review —

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780547449210
  • ISBN 10: 0547449216
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 03/07/2017
  • Pages: 48
  • List Price:25.99 CAD
  • Ages: 6 to 9
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / State & Local
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Transportation / Railroads & Trains
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists
  • BISAC6 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women

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