When Jackie Saved Grand Central: The True Story of Jacqueline Kennedy's Fight for an American Icon Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2017-05-05 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings

"Historical picture book perfect for early elementary school that focuses on Jacqueline Kennedy's mission to preserve Grand Central Station. It boggles my mind that this was ever a problem - why would we tear down a NYC landmark? But it almost happened! If it hadn't been for Jackie's voice, using her celebrity to draw attention to this issue, this historic building would have been torn down and replaced with a "modern" skyscraper. And because of this fight, the Supreme court made a decision that would help preservationists in years to come.

Fascinating story written for early readers but a great gateway into thinking about history and our country.
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" Beautiful message about saving our past and a nice insight into just who Jacqueline Kennedy was. Illustrations are lovely and have lots of symbolism to study. " said.

" Beautiful art and story. I love the prose style and the message of preserving historic architecture. " said.

" I wasn't familiar with this story about Jackie Kennedy or Grand Central Station. A inspiring look at how the nation came together to save a landmark from being torn down. " said.

" How Jackie Kennedy helped save Grand Central Station. " said.

" One of my favorite books of 2017 so far! I love the delicate and colorful illustrations and the story is just as wonderfully told. A great children's book that took a lot of hard work and dedication to make :) " said.

" I got to see this beautiful building when I visited New York City. Thanks, Jackie! " said.

" Fascinating book with beautiful artwork. One star deducted for Jacqueline Kennedy's missing feet. " said.

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