Best Teen & Young Adult President & First Family Biographies Books

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1. Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War

Author: by Steve Sheinkin
Square Fish
272 pages

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New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Honor recipient Steve Sheinkin gives young readers the causes and curses that divided America into Union and Confederate nations in Two Miserable Presidents: The Amazing, Terrible, and Totally True Story of the Civil War, illustrated by Tim Robinson.

A Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the YearA Beacon of Freedom Award Winner Get the feeling something big is about to happen? Welcome to the Civil Warone of the scariest, saddest, and occasionally wackiest stories in American History. 1856: Northern and Southern settlers attack each other in Kansas.

1858: Congressmen start sneaking guns and knives into the Senate chamber. 1860: President James Buchanan is heard wailing, I am the last president of the United States! Unraveling a very complicated string of events-the small things, the personal ones, the big issues-Steve Sheinkin takes readers behind the scenes that led to The Civil War.

It is a time and a war that threatened America’s very existence, revealed in the surprising true stories of the soldiers and statesmen who battled it out. Chatty and accessible, this book does double duty: it introduces Civil War history for readers who don’t know much about it and supplies browsable commentary for those familiar with the big picture…

2. Lincoln: A Photobiography (Houghton Mifflin social studies)

Author: by Russell Freedman
Clarion Books
160 pages

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In this gripping account of the boyhood, marriage, and young professional life of Abraham Lincoln, award-winning writer Russell Freedman brings to life the presidential years, scholarly thoughts and reflections of the Civil War president. Winner of the 1988 Newbery Medal. This 1988 Newbery Medal-winning biography of our Civil War president is warm, appealing, and illustrated with dozens of carefully chosen photographs and prints.

Russell Freedman begins with a lively account of Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood, his career as a country lawyer, and his courtship and marriage to Mary Todd. Then the author focuses on the presidential years (1861 to 1865), skillfully explaining the many complex issues Lincoln grappled with as he led a deeply divided nation through the Civil War.

The book’s final chapter is a moving account of that tragic evening in Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. Additional content includes a sampling of Lincoln’s writings and a detailed list of Lincoln historical sites.

3. "The President Has Been Shot!": The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Author: by James L. Swanson
Scholastic Press

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A YALSA-ALA Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction Award Finalist A breathtaking and dramatic account of the JFK assassination by the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of CHASING LINCOLN’S KILLER! In his new young-adult book on the Kennedy assassination, James Swanson will transport readers back to one of the most shocking, sad, and terrifying events in American history.

As he did in his bestselling Scholastic YA book, CHASING LINCOLN’S KILLER, Swanson deploys his signature “you are there” style – a riveting, ticking-clock pace, with an unprecedented eye for dramatic details and impeccable historical accuracy – to tell the story of the JFK assassination as it has never been told before.

The book is illustrated with archival photos, diagrams, source notes, bibliography, places to visit, and index.

4. Death on the River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Amazon Adventure

Author: by Samantha Seiple
Scholastic Press
224 pages

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The year was 1981.Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan was shot after leaving a speaking engagement in Washington, D.C. The quick action of the Secret Service and medical professionals saved the president’s life. Mere days after his near-death experience, Reagan’s personal strength propelled him back into his presidential duties.

Adapted from Bill O’Reilly’s historical thriller Killing Reagan, with characteristically gripping storytelling, this story explores the events of the day Reagan was shot. From the scene of the shooting and the dramatic action of the Secret Service, to the FBI’s interrogation of the shooter, the life-saving measures of the medical professionals and the president’s extraordinary recovery, this is a page-turning account of an attempted assassination and its aftermath.

This title has Common Core connections.

7. Downstairs at the White House: The story of a teenager, an Oval Office, and a ringside seat to Watergate.

Author: by Donald M. Stinson
October 27, 2017

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At the age of 17, Don Stinson accidentally landed a job in the White House during Watergate, the largest political scandal in American history. A truly insignificant member of the Nixon White House staff, he frequently loitered outside of the Oval Office to watch it unfold.

What he saw throughout the White House ran the gamut from the deeply profound to the wildly hilarious. He was also a kid who did the same kind of harebrained things most teenagers do. Only steps away from the Oval Office, he fought with a foreign head of state for space in a restroom.

He devised a shortcut that tripped countless alarms and summoned an agitated band of Secret Service agents. He spilled ice water on Frank Sinatra’s sock. And that was just the small stuff. A funny, fast-paced memoir, Downstairs at the White House is richly decorated with presidents, first ladies, celebrities …

And events that shook America. Stinson’s prose is unfailingly clear and (the author’s) tone endearingly self-effacing… He furnishes his own idiosyncratically personal perspective, brimming with tantalizing gossip, character portraiture, and the astute, if green, observations of an inexperienced youth.Kirkus Reviews

8. Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary

Author: by Martha Brockenbrough
Square Fish
384 pages

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Complex, passionate, brilliant, flawedAlexander Hamilton comes alive in this exciting YA biography by Martha Brockenbrough. He was born out of wedlock on a small island in the West Indies and orphaned as a teenager. From those inauspicious circumstances, he rose to a position of power and influence in colonial America.

Discover this founding father’s incredible true story: his brilliant scholarship and military career; his groundbreaking and enduring policy, which shapes American government today; his salacious and scandalous personal life; his heartrending end. Richly informed by Hamilton’s own writing, with archival artwork and new illustrations, Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary is an in-depth biography of an extraordinary man.

9. Kennedy's Last Days: The Assassination that Defined a Generation

Author: by Bill O'Reilly

3 hours and 15 minutes

Bill O'Reilly

June 11, 2013

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Kennedy’s Last Days is a gripping account of the events leading up to the most notorious crime of the 20th century. Adapted from Bill O’Reilly’s best-selling historical thriller, Killing Kennedy, this audiobook will have young listeners – and grown-ups too – hooked on this fascinating and colorful period of history.

In the first term of his presidency, as the Cold War escalates, John F. Kennedy struggles to contain the growth of Communism while dealing with the many other complexities facing him as president of the United States. In the midst of a 1963 campaign trip to Texas, Kennedy is gunned down by an erratic young drifter named Lee Harvey Oswald.

The former Marine Corps sharpshooter escapes the scene, only to be caught and shot dead while in police custody. With an unforgettable cast of characters, non-stop action, and vivid detail, Kennedy’s Last Days is history that reads like a thriller.

This is a very special audiobook, irresistible on its own or as a compelling companion to Killing Kennedy.

10. Sterling Point Books: George Washington: Frontier Colonel

Author: by Sterling North

3 hours and 8 minutes

Benjamin Becker

April 20, 2009

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Sterling North, author of the award-winning children’s classic Rascal, tells the tale of the Father of Our Country and how he became one of the greatest leaders of all time. Focusing particularly on Washington’s youth, North fully captures the spirit of the man as he examines his childhood in colonial Virginia, his early experiences as a member of the militia, and his many other adventures leading up to the Revolutionary War.

The fully rounded person who emerges from this captivating portrait is uncomfortable with words, shy with women, totally at home in the outdoors, and deeply in love with the country he helped found.

11. The President's House: 1800 to the Present The Secrets and History of the World's Most Famous Home

Author: by Margaret Truman
Ballantine Books
271 pages

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As Margaret Truman knows from firsthand experience, living in the White House can be exhilarating and maddening, alarming and exhaustingbut it is certainly never dull. Part private residence, part goldfish bowl, and part national shrine, the White House is both the most important address in America and the most intensely scrutinized.

In this splendid blend of the personal and historic, Margaret Truman offers an unforgettable tour of the president’s house across the span of two centuries. Opened (though not finished) in 1800 and originally dubbed a palace, the White House has been fascinating from day one.

In Thomas Jefferson’s day, it was a reeking construction site where congressmen complained of the hazards of open rubbish pits. Andrew Jackson’s supporters, descending twenty thousand strong from the backwoods of Kentucky and Tennessee, nearly destroyed the place during his first inaugural.

Teddy Roosevelt expanded it, Jackie Kennedy and Pat Nixon redecorated it. Through all the vicissitudes of its history, the White House has transformed the characters, and often the fates, of its powerful occupants. In The President’s House, Margaret Truman takes us behind the scenes, into the deepest recesses and onto the airiest balconies, as she reveals what it feels like to live in the White House.

12. Eleanor, Quiet No More (A Big Words Book)

Author: by Doreen Rappaport

‎ 48 pages

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A stunning portrait of beloved first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, by the award-winning author of the Big Words series. Eleanor Roosevelt was raised in a privileged but stern Victorian household, with an affectionate but mostly absent father and a critical mother who made fun of her daughter’s looks.

Alone and lonely for much of her childhood, Eleanor found solace in books and in the life of her lively and independent mind. Her intellectual gifts and compassionate heart won her the admiration of many friends – and the love of her future husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

While other young women of her class were spending time at dances and parties, Eleanor devoted her energies to teaching children in New York City’s poorest neighborhoods. Later, she became the most socially and politically active – and controversial – First Lady America had ever seen.

Ambassador, activist, and champion of civil rights, Eleanor Roosevelt changed the soul of America forever. In her eloquent prose, Doreen Rappaport captures the essence of Eleanor’s character and the deep significance of her legacy. With beautiful paintings by Gary Kelley and selections from Eleanor’s own writings, Eleanor’s Big Words is an extraordinary tribute to an extraordinary American.

13. Becoming. Mi historia adaptada para jóvenes / Becoming: Adapted for Young Reader s (Spanish Edition)

Author: by Michelle Obama
Montena (March 23, 2021)
488 pages

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La inspiradora biografa de la ex Primera Dama de Estados Unidos, Michelle Obama, adaptada para jvenes lectores Michelle Obama es ejemplo de que, con perseverancia y esfuerzo, no hay lmites. Este es un relato honesto y fascinante de su vida dirigido a jvenes lectores a quienes ella pregunta: Quin eres y qu quieres llegar a ser?.

Michelle naci en la zona sur de Chicago. De origen humilde, lleg a estudiar en la Universidad de Princeton y, ms adelante, se gradu en derecho en Harvard. La vida le cambi por completo cuando su esposo, Barack Obama, lleg a la presidencia de los Estados Unidos y ella tuvo que aprender a conjugar su faceta de mujer trabajadora, esposa y madre, con la de Primera Dama.

Los Obama son la primera familia afroamericana en ocupar la Casa Blanca y sirvieron al pas durante dos mandatos. Aquella chica de modestos orgenes no solo llegara a ser la Primera Dama de los Estados Unidos, sino que sigue siendo una inspiracin y ejemplo para personas de todas las edades, pero en especial para los jvenes que gracias a ella saben que no hay lmites para sus sueos.

14. Bloody Times: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis

Author: by James L. Swanson
208 pages

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New York Times bestselling author James L. Swanson brings to life the fast-paced, suspense-filled story of Abraham Lincoln’s and Jefferson Davis’s final journeys through our wounded nation following the Civil War. This middle grade nonfiction book is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 7 to 8, especially during homeschooling.

It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom. This suspense-filled true-crime thrillerthe young readers’ adaptation of Swanson’s Bloody Crimesexplores two epic events of the Civil War era: the manhunt to apprehend Confederate president Jefferson Davis in the wake of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and the momentous 20-day funeral pageant that brought President Lincoln’s body from Washington, DC to his home in Springfield.

Full of fascinating twists and turns, and lavishly illustrated with dozens of rare historical images, Bloody Times captures the riveting stories of these two fallen leaders who changed the course of history. It’s perfect for young readers who enjoy dramatic nonfiction tales from the likes of Steve Sheinkin and Patricia McCormick.

15. People that Changed the Course of History The Story of John Quincy Adams 250 Years Later

Author: by Edward Cody Huddleston
218 pages

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This year marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of John Quincy Adams. He was born in Massachusetts on July 11, 1767. Following in the footsteps of his father, John Adams (the second President of the United States), John Quincy Adams became the sixth president in 1825.

But even before his term as president, John Q. Adams was heavily involved in the early formation of our country.Follow John Q. Adams journey from getting his start in politics as Minister to the Netherlands, to eventually being appointed Secretary of State under President Monroe.

During his time as Secretary of State, Adams worked to bring several territories in North America under the power of the United States and, along with the President, created the Monroe Doctrine, which stated that the U.S. Would see any further colonization by European as acts of aggression.

The Monroe Doctrine was invoked several times throughout history, most recently against the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis. During his own presidency, Adams undertook a series of improvements to the country, such as an increased number of roads to connect the states.

16. Journey to the Presidency: Biography of Donald Trump | Children's Biography Books

Author: by Baby Professor
64 pages

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Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. Unlike other elected leaders of this nation, Trump has had zero experience in politics and so played the underdog during the campaign period. For those who do not know much about President Trump, here’s a book to have.

Read about his history, including his strengths and weaknesses.Grab a copy today!