Jack: The Early Years of John F. Kennedy

Illustrated with never-before-seen family photos!


We all know him as our 35th president, but who was John F. Kennedy before he took political office? Ilene Cooper effortlessly takes us through the young life of one of our most influential leaders, for a reading experience you’ll not soon forget.

Drawing on family letters, anecdotes, recollections,and biography, Ilene Cooper has written a riveting account of John F. Kennedy’s early years from birth to prep school graduation, all set against the colorful background of the Kennedy family and their wildly successful pursuit of the American dream. Completely reformatted, this paperback edition is the perfect companion to adult biographies on JFK, and just right for young historians looking to discover the boy behind the man.

Product Details

Published by Puffin Books
October 3, 2013 | 176 pages | Ages 10 and up

Available in ebook

Chosen by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top books about JFK


"The quality of the research in Jack shows both in the way background history is seamlessly interwoven with biography and in the extensive source notes . . ."

“The text is full of anecdotes and quotes from family members and intimates, so the book has a personal tone. . .  A unique, highly readable choice for biography collections.”
School Library Journal


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