“It is wrong—deadly wrong—to deny any of your fellow Americans the right to vote.”

— President Lyndon B. Johnson, March 15, 1965

Larger Than Life book cover.

Everything about Lyndon Johnson was big. He was very smart, very ambitious, very determined, very tall. He was from Texas, after all. When he became president on November 22, 1963 — one of the darkest days in American history, one of the worst days of his life — he was determined to achieve big things: like extending the vote to all Americans, not just some Americans.

Written for young readers, especially those who will soon be new voters, this is a fast-moving account of a towering figure who transformed America with landmark civil rights legislation — and nearly tore it apart with the Vietnam War.

Educator’s Guide for Larger Than Life

To be published by W.W. Norton on July 27, 2021
Ages 10 – 14 224 pages

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