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Joey: The Story of Joe Biden
Title Joey: The Story of Joe Biden
Author
Publisher Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Release DateJune 30, 2020
Category New Release
Total Pages 48 pages
ISBN 1534480536
Book Rating 4.8 out of 5 from 699 reviews
Language EN, ES, BE, DA ,DE , NL and FR
Book Review & Summary:

“(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 president-elect 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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