What a strangely diverse group of books I have ended up with! But at least I found three titles; sometimes I find nothing in the sale pile. We start with what I know is going to be one of those deep tomes; at 35 hours long how can it be anything but--and it is Chernow so it will be well done. Then an Agatha Christie/Hercule Poirot story, which at least I know that even if it is a comparatively light read, it will be a well written and well crafted. And then there is the bit of fluff, which is what I am sure I will get when a retired Secret Service agent and his not quite ghost writer start dishing up on Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Carter.
Who is Barack Obama? by Roberta Edwards is a chapter book that explores the background of the 44th President of the United Sates, Barack Obama. The book states where Barack Obama grew up and how he came to become one of our presidents. Within the book are short inserts of information vaguely mentioned within the main storyline of the book. These sections give more details to help readers understand the content. For example, there were short inserts in the book that discussed Jim Crow Laws and different countries Barack Obama visited, like Indonesia. Who is Barack Obama? gives many opportunities for different history lessons to teach about, like Civil Rights, the U.S. Constitution, and a state students may be unfamiliar with in specific details (Hawaii). An activity that could be done with this book is to have the students act out the three branches of government and the roles of the three in the constitution. Who is Barack Obama? has a Lexile reading level of 740L, which is Grades 3 to 4.
Alix has had so much taken from her. Her body is not the same. Her relationships with others' are not the same. Her feelings about herself and what she can accomplish are not the same. But all of this is about to change.
Sam and Ian are men in her life that help her in some way. Whether it be emotional, physical, or mental - they both serve a purpose. She cares about both of them deeply. The question now remains, who can help her move on to her future?
This book was fast paced and exciting! I loved every page and devoured it like candy. I think the characters themselves are deep and rich. I love the setting, it gives the writer a lot to enrich the story for the reader. The book overall was one of the best I have ever read. I am so excited for the next installment to this new heart thumping series. I give this a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!
***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review, by Netgalley and its publishers.