Just Being Jackie

 
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Just Being Jackie
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4+
Release Date
May 01, 2018
ISBN
978-0062485021
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A stunning and inspirational nonfiction picture book about the life and style of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis from Margaret Cardillo and Julia Denos, the team that created Just Being Audrey.

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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Beautiful & Culturally Significant
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'Just Being Jackie' by Margaret Cardillo, illustrated by Julia Denos, is a beautiful and culturally significant biography of former first lady, Jackie Kennedy. The fact that the story starts out by presenting aspects of Jackie's life before meeting her husband, future President of the United States John F. Kennedy, shows that the book truly wanted to uncover and allow readers to discover more of Jackie's life and loves. From her love of travel to her passion for good will, fashion, and more, her legacy is more than just that of being the widow of the former president. Her world, despite being shattered by the loss of her husband to his assassination, is one that shines, showcasing the way she maintained her focus on her own truth, rather than allowing herself to let it be dictated for her by others. If only there were more people in the world like Jackie Kennedy, famous and non-famous alike, who were able to stand up for what they believed in, not to be hindered by anyone standing in their way.

In 'Just Being Jackie,' Cardillo and Denos, through interesting words and thoroughly colorful and engaging illustrations, insert readers into Jackie Kennedy's life, making them interested in learning more about her life and the lives of those she touched. Despite it being a picture book, it would likely appeal to older kids and adults as well.
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In 'Just Being Jackie,' Cardillo and Denos, through interesting words and thoroughly colorful and engaging illustrations, insert readers into Jackie Kennedy's life, making them interested in learning more about her life and the lives of those she touched. Despite it being a picture book, it would likely appeal to older kids and adults as well.
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