Huey P. Long came into this world talking and never did stop. He talked his way up&mdashfrom traveling cooking-oil salesman to governor, then all the way to the U.S. Senate. Along the way, he helped many people and enraged others.
Long rebuilt the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, paved roads, and built bridges. He established a statewide charity hospital system to provide the poor population with free medical care and provided free textbooks to schoolchildren.
Then, gun shots echoed through the capitol building. Carl Weiss, a local dentist, assassinated Huey P. Long, Louisiana's most outspoken politician. Huey P. Long: Talker and Doer
is a simple way for children to learn about the man who changed Louisiana for the better. His life is also a lesson in the value of helping others.
About the Author
The late David Collins (1940-2001) wrote over sixty books for young readers and was an admired and respected educator. Believing that children can never have enough role models, Collins was dedicated to writing biographies to educate and entertain young readers. His books Casimir Pulaski: Soldier on Horseback, Hero on Horseback: The Story of Casimir Pulaski, Tiger Woods, Golf Superstar, and Tiger Woods, Golfing Champion have all earned praise from such publications as School Library Journal, the Book Report, the Polish American Journal, and the Catholic Post.
About the Illustrator
Jack Smith is an art director and illustrator. He has received numerous awards for his artwork, including the Clio—America's highest award in advertising. He is a lifelong resident of New Orleans.
HUEY P. LONG
Talker and Doer
By David R. Collins
Illustrated by Jack Smith
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Political
32 pp. 8½ x 11
31 color illustrations
ISBN: 9781565549135 hc