Hard Work, But It's Worth It: The Life of Jimmy Carter

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$18.99  $17.66
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
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8.8 X 11.0 X 0.4 inches | 0.88 pounds

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About the Author

Bethany Hegedus is an award-winning author of picture books and middle-grade novels, including Grandfather Gandhi and Alabama Spitfire. A former educator, she teaches widely and enjoys mentoring young writers. Hegedus is owner and creative director of the Writing Barn, a writing workshop and retreat center. She lives with her family in Austin, Texas. You can find her online at www.bethanyhegedus.com.

Kyung Eun Han once worked as a corporate credit analyst until she changed her career to illustration. Her debut picture book, Into the Forest, was published in Korea in 2018. Kyung uses both digital and traditional media to create her artwork and has also illustrated for advertising, movies, and magazines in addition to picture books. She lives in Anyang, Korea. You can visit her online at www.kyungeunhan.wixsite.com/illust.


"An affectionate, admiring tribute to our 39th president."--Kirkus Reviews
Praise for ALABAMA SPITFIRE: "The inspirational story of a protagonist who 'carved out a life of her own design.'"--Kirkus Reviews
Praise for ALABAMA SPITFIRE: "An affectionate ode to a writer who 'carved out a life of her own design.'"

--Publishers Weekly
Praise for ALABAMA SPITFIRE: "Admirably show[s] Lee's experiences in Alabama and in New York City."

--School Library Journal
“Uses stories from Carter's childhood to engage young readers while making significant points.... An informative introduction to Jimmy Carter.”--ALA Booklist
"Intertwined qualities of grit and social conscience inform every page of Hegedus's sensitive, uplifting biography, while Han's reportorial digital illustrations reflect Carter's unpretentious character."--Publishers Weekly
"The book doesn't shy away from Carter's failings...But it ends with his triumphant return to prominence as a humanitarian, depicting a man always true to himself and the "Good Mental Habits" list he wrote as a boy."--New York Times Book Review
"Inspirational in every way, this selection is first-rate."--Nationally Syndicated Columnist Books to Borrow . . . Books to Buy