Hard Work, but It's Worth It: The Life of Jimmy Carter

Hard Work, but It's Worth It: The Life of Jimmy Carter
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Age Range
4+
Release Date
January 28, 2020
ISBN
978-0062643780
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The first picture book about the inspiring life of humanitarian Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States and a Nobel Prize winner—from Alabama Spitfire author Bethany Hegedus.

Even before Jimmy Carter became president, he knew the value of hard work. Living on his family’s peanut farm, Jimmy saw how hard work yielded strong results.

At least it did for some people. But growing up in the segregated South, Jimmy also saw firsthand how white people and black people were not treated equally. None of it was right. None of it was fair.

So Jimmy created a list of Good Mental Habits to help him navigate life’s challenges. The list guided his thoughts and actions and helped him fight for change, whether working with civil rights leaders to end racial discrimination in his home state of Georgia, helping to negotiate peace in the Middle East, or building homes for the poor through Habitat for Humanity.

From the statehouse to the White House and beyond, Jimmy has worked to make change for all people, devoting decades to public service and becoming one of the most respected humanitarians of our time. It’s hard work, but it’s worth it.

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Inspirational Humanitarian
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Before reading this, I didn't know much about Jimmy Carter except that he had been one of the presidents. I was surprised to discover how much of a humanitarian Jimmy Carter was. He grew up during the time of segregation. However, since he lived on a farm, he knew more colored people than white, including his best friend A.D.

As time went on, racism only got worse and Jimmy Carter knew how unfair it was. After getting shunned by the white people for declining to join their group, it was time for him to do something. He joined the world of politics to try to change things for the better. Even after his presidency, he never stopped working hard to make a difference.

Jimmy Carter believed that hard work yielded strong results. With that mentality, he wasn't one to give up easily and it's inspiring to see all of the good one person can bring into the world. We need more people with Jimmy Carter's mentality.


Final Verdict: I would recommend this to fans of US Presidents, history, inspirational people, and it would be great to teach the importance of accepting others.
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