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973.925 – Ford, Gerald, 1913-2006

January 16, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

According to the Library of Congress catalog, only 10 children’s biographies of Gerald R. Ford were published between 1975 and 2009. All of them were series biographies, and none of them were given exceptional reviews. Of those reviewed in the Horn Book Guide, none received a rating higher than 5 (one listed below is from a series that usually gets 4s).
Since Ford died in 2006, I would weed anything published before that (especially the 1975 book by Charles E. Mercer, which is still held by 22 Connecticut schools and libraries, and the 1989 Paul Sipiera Encyclopedia of Presidents book, which is still held by 53). With that recommendation, however, these are the only titles available for replacement. I would purchase as needed, in paperback if possible, and consider them placeholders until something better comes along:

Gerald Ford by Megan M. Gunderson (United States Presidents – ABDO, 2009) ~5 / 5.9 /
Gerald R. Ford by Laura Hamilton Waxman (History Maker Bios – Lerner, 2008) ~4 / 4.6 / 640 /

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Last updated January 16, 2010

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