Breakfast at the Liberty Diner by Daniel Kirk

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When Bobby, his mother, and his little brother stop in at the Liberty Diner, they get much more than breakfast. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt enters the diner. A victim of polio himself, Bobby is left inspired by his encounter with this man who overcame his own physical disabilities to become president of the United States. Full color.

About Daniel Kirk

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Daniel Kirk has written and illustrated numerous books, including "Hush, Little Alien; Bigger; Humpty Dumpty; Jack and Jill; Moondogs"; and "Snow Family". In addition he has illustrated two poetry collections; "Go!" and "Dogs Rule!"; and several titles by other authors, namely "Chugga Chugga Choo Choo" and "My Truck Is Stuck" by Kevin Lewis, and "Hello, Hello!" by Miriam Schlein. Kirk lives in New Jersey with his wife, author-illustrator Julia Gordon, and three teenage children.
Published October 1, 1997 by Disney Pr (Juv Trd). 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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While they wait for Uncle Angelo at the Liberty Diner, Bobby, his baby brother, George, and his mother are surprised when President Roosevelt stops in during breakfast.

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I know a boy like you can do anything he puts his mind to!"" The mythic moment derives poignance from the president and boy's shared disability (""`He gets around pretty good for a guy with polio,' a man said, his mouth full of toast"" as he observes the president).

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