Now this is a book I want to read. Being from the right-hand side of the Whale Pond I don’t know nearly enough about the various assassination attempts upon POTUS’s of the day. UK Prime Ministers, yes (RIP Spencer Percival) but Presidents, no.
However, this childrens book by uber-Star Wars brain Bryan Young, he of the always excellent Full of Sith podcast, could be the one that fills in my many gaps.
Right now the project is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign and it needs your help. Donate, get the target up to $3000.00 and let’s see this book come to life.
A couple of years ago, while visiting Washington D.C. for a writer’s workshop, author Bryan Young visited Ford’s Theatre, the site of John Wilkes Booth’s assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. When he returned home, he showed his children the many pictures he had taken from his trip. To his delight and surprise, his daughter Scout was incredibly interested in the subject of Lincoln’s assassination, and Presidential assassinations in general.
After looking extensively for a book suitable for a child her age on the subject that would be both educational and engaging, Bryan came to the realization that no such book existed.
This book is the result of that quest. After countless hours of research into the history of Presidential Assassination, Bryan developed the words that you will find in this important and entertaining book.