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Joey: The Story of Joe Biden
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"(Jill) Biden's anecdotal portrait of her spouse's early years spotlights his competitiveness and risk-taking...his role as a peacemaker, devoted brother, and defender of bullied peers...and reveals how...high school, when he became a star athlete and class president, paved the way for leadership roles in college and beyond." —Publishers Weekly "Young readers are likely to find inspiration and aspiration in young Joey as a relatable, athletic, and tenacious kid who grew into a civic leader." —School Library Journal Joey is the first ever picture book about the young life of Joe Biden, the 47th Vice President of the United States, and includes never before told family stories about the presidential candidate and former vice president's childhood—written by Jill Biden, his spouse.Joe Biden grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children. His parents always encouraged him and his siblings to be independent and strong. The family moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where at twenty-nine, Biden was elected one the youngest United States Senators ever elected. This is his story.
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Street Date:
06/30/2020
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781534480544
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 5.2, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
890
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Jill Biden. (2020). Joey: The Story of Joe Biden. Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books.

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Jill Biden. 2020. Joey: The Story of Joe Biden. Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books.

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Jill Biden, Joey: The Story of Joe Biden. Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 2020.

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Jill Biden. Joey: The Story of Joe Biden. Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 2020.

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      • bioText: Jill Biden, the wife of former vice president Joe Biden is the New York Times bestselling author of Where the Light Enters and her first children's book, Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops. She works as a community college professor. She served as second lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. During the Obama-Biden administration, she advocated for military families, community colleges, the fight against cancer, and the education of women and girls around the world. Dr. Biden and her husband founded the Biden Foundation and the Biden Cancer Initiative. A mother of three and grandmother of five, she and her husband live in Wilmington, Delaware, with their two dogs, Champ and Major.
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"(Jill) Biden's anecdotal portrait of her spouse's early years spotlights his competitiveness and risk-taking...his role as a peacemaker, devoted brother, and defender of bullied peers...and reveals how...high school, when he became a star athlete and class president, paved the way for leadership roles in college and beyond." —Publishers Weekly
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Joey is the first ever picture book about the young life of Joe Biden, the 47th Vice President of the United States, and includes never before told family stories about the presidential candidate and former vice president's childhood—written by Jill Biden, his spouse.
Joe Biden grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children. His parents always encouraged him and his siblings to be independent and strong. The family moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where at twenty-nine, Biden was elected one the youngest United States Senators ever elected. This is his story.
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        Biden’s anecdotal portrait of her spouse’s early years spotlights his competitiveness and risk-taking as a boy who “never refused a dare, even when it was dangerous.” But she places equal emphasis on his role as a peacemaker, devoted brother, and defender of bullied peers—an empathy nurtured by his own experience being mocked for stuttering. The narrative also underscores the influence of his parents’ unwavering encouragement and belief in his ability to succeed, and reveals how Joe Biden’s metamorphosis in high school, when he became a star athlete and class president, paved the way for leadership roles in college and beyond. Bates contributes softly focused, Rockwellian mixed-media illustrations that effectively chart time’s passage. The author’s tone is expectedly laudatory (she cites President Obama’s proclamation that Joe Biden was “the best vice president America’s ever had” and describes her husband as “always voted ‘most liked’ ”), and a line about the figure being “not privileged” strikes an odd note. A concluding timeline concisely supplies details of the 2020 presidential hopeful’s personal and political lives. Ages 4–8.

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        PreS-Gr 3-This biographical picture book, penned by the subject's wife with assistance from Krull, chronicles 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's evolution from a risk-taking youngster who overcame stuttering (by reading out loud daily) to the man who would later become vice president to Barack Obama. In addition to providing facts about Biden's life story, the text emphasizes the qualities (peacemaker, family man, researcher, and thinker) that demonstrate the leadership capacity associated with elected officials. Bates's illustrations, complemented by a rustic palette of sepia tones, evoke the yesteryear of Biden's childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. VERDICT Although the book reads like campaign literature, young readers are likely to find inspiration and aspiration in young Joey as a relatable, athletic, and tenacious kid who grew into a civic leader. Recommended for public and school libraries.-Tamela Chambers, Chicago P.L.

        Copyright 2020 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Joe Biden grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children. His parents always encouraged him and his...
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