Who Was Andrew Jackson by Douglas Yacka, illustrated by Jake Murray


   Who Was Andrew Jackson by Douglas Yacka, illustrated by Jake Murray, Penguin Workshop, 9780399539923, 2017

Format:  Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  Biography

What did you like about the book? An honest and thorough biography of Andrew Jackson, readers will have a better understanding of Jackson as a man and leader.  The illustrations and short chapters will be appealing to readers.  Like other “Who Was” series books,  Andrew Jackson is a fact-filled biography that will give readers a solid understanding of the 7th President of the United States.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  Any reader who enjoys the “Who Was” series, or would like to learn more about American History and Andrew Jackson

Who should buy this book? Children’s departments and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Biography section

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes, for those who would like to learn more about the 7th President

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Jennifer Brown, Newbury Elementary School, Newbury, MA

Date of review: 7.24.17

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