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Just Being Jackie

Jackie Kennedy was an American icon of style and grace — but there was steel under that style. Her poise under fire, intelligence, and tireless work as First Lady earned her the respect of leaders worldwide and made her beloved by generations.

Jackie's legacy also extended beyond her time in public life. She was a talented journalist, a preservationist who secured the legacy of national landmarks, and an editor of award-winning books.

The creators of Just Being Audrey have brought us another insightful, dazzling book about the real woman behind the famous name, who was so much more than first appearances.

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"Cardillo focuses on Jackie’s early career as a journalist — a pursuit that was unconventional for women of her era. Her marriage to Jack Kennedy and his election to the presidency leads to her efforts to revitalize the White House and to help build diplomacy worldwide. Denos’s fluid, mixed-media art faithfully captures Jackie’s intellectual curiosity and love of reading as a child; her sophisticated, understated style as First Lady; and her professional prowess as an editor.... End notes from the author and illustrator offer a personal touch to this affectionate story of a figure of substance and grace." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Margaret Cardillo
Illustrator Julia Denos
ISBN 0062485024
Publication Date May 1, 2018
Publisher Balzer + Bray
Language English