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The Story of Joe Biden
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About The Book
“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.” —School Library Journal
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 president-elect 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.
About The Illustrator
Amy June Bates has illustrated books including the Sam the Man series; Sweet Dreams and That’s What I’d Do, both by singer-songwriter Jewel; and Waiting for the Magic by Patricia MacLachlan. She is the author-illustrator of The Big Umbrella, which Booklist raved, “A boundlessly inclusive spirit...This open-ended picture book creates a natural springboard for discussion.” She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three children.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (June 30, 2020)
- Length: 48 pages
- ISBN13: 9781534480544
- Grades: P - 3
- Ages: 4 - 8
- Lexile ® 890L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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Awards and Honors
- Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title
- Eureka! Excellence in Nonfiction Award Honor Title (CA)
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- Book Cover Image (jpg): Joey Fixed Layout eBook 9781534480544
- Author Photo (jpg): Jill Biden Photograph © Dennis Drenner(0.1 MB)
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