Books by Caroline Kennedy
NPR stories about Caroline Kennedy
NPR's Susan Stamberg asked three of our go-to independent booksellers to help fill our beach bags with good books. The result is a reading list that's all about youth and ritual.
Caroline Kennedy isn't just an advocate for reading poetry. In her latest book, Poems to Learn by Heart, Kennedy stresses the importance of memorizing poetry and presents a collection of poems that she believes kids and adults alike should internalize.
In the tapes, Jackie Kennedy speaks honestly and disarmed a short time after the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy.
In She Walks In Beauty, Caroline Kennedy collects poems that have inspired her at various milestones, as a daughter, a woman and a wife. Elizabeth Alexander's work appears several times in the collection. She joins the conversation to talk about the relationship between the poet and the reader.
Caroline Kennedy's new Christmas anthology opens with her 1962 letter to Santa. In it, she wished for skates, dolls and a "pet reindeer" for herself and "some noisy thing" for her brother John. But a family tradition shunned toys for oranges and walnuts.
Following in the footsteps of John Kennedy and Jimmy Carter, presidential candidates have often released books in the lead-up to their campaigns. Newsweek's Jon Meacham reviews some of the current White House hopefuls' offerings.
Caroline Kennedy has compiled a new collection of poems for youngsters. The Book My Favorite Poetry for Children includes many of the poems Kennedy's parents read to her.