Pivotal Presidents: Profiles in Leadership Series


A brief survey of the men who have held the office of U.S. president reveals an amalgam of personalities, each with his own strengths and weaknesses. Despite their differences, each is remembered for precedent-setting accomplishments and defining leadership. These absorbing volumes tell the story of a nation through the lives of some of its most influential leaders, highlighting the resounding impact they have had on the American and world stages.

Number of Titles: 7

Interest Level: Grades 7-12

Guided Reading Level: Z

Lexile Level: 1000-1400

ISBN: 9781622750542 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2013

“The titles are well illustrated with photos and reproductions that offer significant detail and greatly enhance the presentations. ... Teachers will be able to align these titles to Common Core Standards by asking students to argue whether or not the author makes his claim that these presidents were pivotal to our history. Classes can study the structure of each text and how the author builds an argument using quotes from primary sources. Lincoln, in particular, makes wonderful use of quotes. Solid choices for libraries looking to update their presidential biographies.” – Esther Keller, School Library Journal

“Each title in this informative series covers the life of an influential president. ... The editors made very strong use of nonfiction features with appendixes and the use of photos, charts, sidebars, sub-headings, and graphs. ... These books would make a solid addition to a middle or high school library. Recommended.” - Stephanie Trzeciakiewicz, Library Media Connection

“... These books would make a solid addition to a middle or high school library.” — American Reference Books Annual

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