Exploring Abraham Lincoln

Exploring Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln for Children

Holiday Stories All Year Round: Audience Participation Stories and More

catalog link: Holiday Stories All Year Round: Audience Participation Stories and More by Teresa Miller J 394.26 MIL.T

See page 47 for the audience participation story, The Little Loyalist, which is a brief biography of Abraham Lincoln.

Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving

catalog link: Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson J 394.2649 AND.L

Relates how Sarah Hale, a magazine editor and author, persuaded President Lincoln to transform Thanksgiving Day into a national holiday.

Lincoln Logs: Building Manual

catalog link: Lincoln Logs: Building Manual by Dylan Dawson J 688.725 DAW.D

This detailed manual explains exactly how to create specific projects using Lincoln Logs, complete with an interactive, easy-to-use CD-ROM that lets children go straight to the directions they need.

Vinnie and Abraham

catalog link: Vinnie and Abraham by Dawn FitzGerald J 730.92 REA.V

Vinnie Ream was a small girl with a giant gift for sculpture. This story chronicles Vinnie's life from her arrival in Washington, D.C., at the start of the Civil War through her apprenticeship with a famous sculptor and her friendship with Abraham Lincoln.

The Statue Abraham Lincoln: A Masterpiece by Daniel Chester French

by Ernest Goldstein J 730.92 GOL.E

Describes the thought and effort that went into Daniel French's statue of Abraham Lincoln that is part of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., and compares this likeness to others of Lincoln.

Sweet Land of Liberty

catalog link: Sweet Land of Liberty by Deborah Hopkinson J 973.0496 HOP.D

This picture book presents the inspiring story of little-known civil rights champion Oscar Chapman and his role in opera singer Marian Anderson's 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial--a concert that bridged the color divide to bring a city and much of the nation together.

The Gettysburg Address

catalog link: The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln J 973.7 LIN.A

This magnificent book, with large-scale black and white wood engravings by Michael McCurdy, is a stunning exploration of some of the most powerful words ever spoken in American history.

Abraham Lincoln Comes Home

by Robert Burleigh J 973.7092 BUR.R

Told through the eyes of a young boy, the sober mood of the country after the Lincoln assassination is presented as he and many other mourners wait to pay their respects to their fallen president as Lincoln's funeral train travels from Washington, D.C., to Springfield, Illinois, in 1865.

Lincoln Shot!: A President's Life Remembered

catalog link: Lincoln Shot!: A President's Life Remembered by Barry Denenberg J 973.7092 DEN.B

Conceived as a one-year anniversary newspaper edition of Lincoln's assassination, this brilliant, beautiful, and bold biographical portrait of Abraham Lincoln mimics 19th-century newsprint, combining pen and ink drawings with archival photography, and period typography with articles surveying Lincoln's life.

Mr. Lincoln's Boys: Being the Mostly True Adventures of Abraham Lincoln's Trouble-Making Sons, Tad and Willie

catalog link: Mr. Lincoln's Boys: Being the Mostly True Adventures of Abraham Lincoln's Trouble-Making Sons, Tad and Willie by Staton Rabin J 973.7092 RAB.S

Tad and Willie Lincoln are the sons of Abraham Lincoln who treat the White House like a playground, aggravating everyone except their indulgent father.

The Emancipation Proclamation

catalog link: The Emancipation Proclamation by David Armentrout J 973.714 ARM.D

Discusses the history surrounding the Emancipation Proclamation, and discusses the document’s importance in American history.

Gettysburg: The Graphic Novel

catalog link: Gettysburg: The Graphic Novel by C. M. Butzer J 973.7349 BUT.C

Depicts in graphic novel format the Battle of Gettysburg, the national movement to create a memorial there, and the quiet day in 1863 when President Lincoln delivered his galvanizing speech.

The Lincoln Memorial

catalog link: The Lincoln Memorial by Mary Firestone J 975.3 FIR.M

Describes the Lincoln Memorial and how it serves as a symbol of unity and freedom.

When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson: The Voice of a Century

catalog link: When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson: The Voice of a Century by Pam Muñoz Ryan J B AND.M

An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, whose life and career encouraged social change.

Mathew Brady: Civil War Photographer

by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk J B BRA.M

A biography of the pioneering photographer, who is known for his unique portrayal of the Civil War, as well as for portraits of such personalities as Lincoln, Grant, Lee, and others.

Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

catalog link: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War by Dan Abnett J B LIN.A

Was honest Abe, the man who ended slavery in the U.S., America’s first superhero? Enjoy learning about Lincoln’s life and deeds and the Civil War in this stunning comic format.

Where Lincoln Walked

catalog link: Where Lincoln Walked by Raymond Bial J B LIN.A

Includes a brief biography of President Lincoln, a list of locations where he walked, and color photographs of places, buildings, and objects significant in his life.

Looking at Lincoln

cover photo: Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman J 973.7092 KAL.M

A brief look at the life of United States president Abraham Lincoln.

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Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

by Doreen Rappaport J B LIN.A

Describes the life of our sixteenth president, a self-taught man whose compassion and honesty gradually earned him the trust of many Americans and eventually a seat in the highest office of the United States. By the author of Martin's Big Words.

What Lincoln Said

by Sarah L. Thomson J B LIN.A

Direct quotes from Lincoln enliven the concise text in this picture-book biography of the sixteenth president of the U.S.

Mary Todd Lincoln

catalog link: Mary Todd Lincoln by Joanne Mattern J B LIN.M

A short biography (32 pages) offers an introduction to Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham's Battle: A Novel of Gettysburg

catalog link: Abraham's Battle: A Novel of Gettysburg by Sara H. Banks J BAN.S

In 1863, as the Civil War approaches his home in Gettysburg and he realizes that a big battle is about to begin, a freed slave named Abraham decides to join the ambulance corps of the Union Army.

A. Lincoln and Me

catalog link: A. Lincoln and Me by Louise Borden JE BOR.L

With the help of his teacher, a young boy realizes that he not only shares his birthday and similar physical appearance with Abraham Lincoln, but that he is like him in other ways as well.

Praying to A.L.

catalog link: Praying to A.L. by Judith Caseley J CAS.J

Grieving for her beloved father who recently died, thirteen-year-old Sierra remembers special moments in their lives, including their interest in the life of Abraham Lincoln.

The Wagon

catalog link: The Wagon by Tony Johnston JE JOH.T

A young boy is sustained by his family as he endures the difficulties of being a slave, but when he finally gains his freedom, his joy is tempered by the death of President Lincoln.

After the Rain

catalog link: After the Rain by Mary Pope Osborne J OSB.M

In her diary, a ten-year-old girl writes about her family's experiences living in Washington, D.C., in 1864-65, during which time the Civil War comes to an end and President Lincoln is assassinated.

The Boy Who Looked Like Lincoln

catalog link: The Boy Who Looked Like Lincoln by Mike Reiss JE REI.M

Eight-year-old Benjy, who resembles Abraham Lincoln, is tired of being teased and always being Lincoln in the school play, but a special camp helps him to appreciate his appearance.

Who Broke Lincoln's Thumb?

catalog link: Who Broke Lincoln's Thumb? by Ron Roy J ROY

When they discover that one of the thumbs has been broken off the statue in the Lincoln Memorial, KC and Marshall set out to learn what happened and restore the thumb before a ceremony honoring the sculptor.

Lincoln and His Boys

by Rosemary Wells

Brothers Willie and Taddie share stories about their father, Abraham Lincoln, from 1859 to 1865.

Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers

catalog link: Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers by Karen B. Winnick JE WIN.K

The true story of Grace Bedell, who suggested that Abraham Lincoln grow a beard.

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