Friday, May 19, 2017

Rookie biography for rookie president, part 7: Oh, how happy?

Yup, everything's just hunky-dory!

Shades of Blue, a one-hit wonder, scored with "Oh How Happy", which debuted at #89 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending May 7, 1966.  It spent 12 weeks on the chart, peaking at #12.

Part 6, "What the text and glossary omit", starts here.

Part 5:  "Just another day at the altar:

Telling Trump’s Story to Children: For Book Publishers, It’s Tricky.  (The New York Times, 4/5/2017)
Among the unusual considerations were how much to include scandals, including those related to Mr. Trump’s three marriages. “Ordinarily with a book like this, I wouldn’t put much of a focus on relationships and marriages, but I thought it was important,” she said. “It was from the marriage to Ivana, and their divorce, that he became a celebrity.”

Part 4, "Skating over the specifics of Donald Trump's business ventures", starts here.

Let's take a look at some actual research.

It appears that most of Trump's business ventures "didn't work out" or "had problems" as reported in Donald Trump’s Ventures Began With a Lot of Hype. Here’s How They Turned Out.  (The New York Times, 10/6/2016). 

Part 3, "Young readers will have to wait for account of racist housing practices of Fred Trump", starts here.

‘No Vacancies’ for Blacks: How Donald Trump Got His Start, and Was First Accused of Bias.  (The New York Times, 8/27/2017)

Telling Trump’s Story to Children: For Book Publishers, It’s Tricky.  (The New York Times, 4/5/2017)
In the days after the election, Ms. Sutinis scrambled to produce a profile of the person who was elected instead. “It was one of the harder things I have had to do in a long career of writing and editing nonfiction for kids,” she said.

"Part 2: The generic Donald Trump", starts here.

Source:  Amazon

Currently, #96 in Books > Children's Books > Biographies > U. S. Presidents & First Ladies.

Doesn't fare as well at GoodReads.

Part 1, "Donald Trump surprises (5/4/2017), starts here.

Book cover credit:  Scholastic Books

Trump has a bit of a history in toying with a run for President.

Primary source of timelime.  
Here's a Timeline of Every Time Donald Trump Ran for President.  (TV Guide, 7/28/2015)
Other sources:

How this all got started.   Telling Trump’s Story to Children: For Book Publishers, It’s Tricky.  (The New York Times, 4/5/2017)

Immediately after reading the article, I placed a hold on a copy ofo this Rookie biography on LINKcat.

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