Sarah Palin

Dewey: 973.931092
This title covers these subjects:  Palin, Sarah, -- 1964Governors -- Alaska -- BiographyGraphic novels
Sarah Palin: Political Rebel (Hardcover)

by Nel Yomtov

Capstone Press
In 2008 Sarah Palin took the presidential campaign by storm. As the Republican vice presidential candidate, she went from being a little known Alaskan governor to a national political powerhouse. With raw grit and determination, this self proclaimed hockey mom launched herself into the national spotlight. Join Palin as she fires up supporters and takes on the opposition during the 2008 campaign and beyond.

Reading Level: 3-4
Interest Level: 3-9
Lexile Level: GN 730L
Accelerated ReaderATOS Level: 5.0
AR Points: 0.5
AR Quiz Number: 145753
Early Intervention Level: 26

ISBN:  9781429660181 / 1-4296-6018-X
Publisher:  Capstone Press
Brand:  Graphic Library
Copyright: 2012
Language: English
Page Count:  32
Page Dimensions:  7 x 9
Binding:  Reinforced Library Binding

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Denton ISD, Texas - Kellie Vaughan

This book would be a great addition to a library’s biography section.  The “graphic novel” format will appeal to readers.

January 29, 2013

Booklist - Ilene Cooper

Focusing on American history, the American Graphic series uses a comic format to introduce figures that have caught people’s attention from the present and the past. Here the focus is on the last election’s new faces. Obama begins at the 2004 Democratic convention, where the future president’s speech had delegates on their feet, recognizing they were in the presence of a rising star. His rapid ascent, the presidential campaign, and the election are all covered, and there are also some nice personal bits with Michelle and his daughters. There are a few missteps, including a narrow strip that shows his parents holding hands with a red heart over them, and having Obama say, before his keynote address, that his stomach feels “grumbly,” which is not a direct quote. (Melia’s amusing comment, “Shouldn’t you try to be vice-president first?” is an example of a good way to use a quote.) Overall, this does capture the hope and excitement surrounding the election of the first African American president. Sarah Palin’s surprise ascension to vice-presidential nominee is covered completely: both the excitement she brought to the ticket as well her weaknesses are discussed. Though Sarah Palin has an uncertain future role in politics, this book leaves open the possibility of bigger things to come. Although the artwork varies in accomplishment even from panel to panel, it does capture the vigor of a political season. One excellent addition is putting actual quotes in yellow. The back matter includes a spread summing up each subject and his or her accomplishments and leads readers to for more information.

December 15, 2011

Denton ISD, Texas - Kellie Vaughan

The 32-page hardcover graphic biography explores the portion of Sarah Palin’s life beginning with when she was selected as the 2008 Republican nominee for Vice President.  Palin was the first American woman ever chosen for this position.  She was also the first female governor of Alaska and the youngest governor.

January 29, 2013