“A multifaceted, humanistic portrayal of our sixteenth president.” Booklist,
“The presidency of Abraham Lincoln and the many constitutional issues it dealt with are explored in this book for young readers . . . Kanefield continues to examine constitutional issues through the lives of important political figures. . .This concise and balanced narrative encapsulates the life and legacy of one of the country’s most important leaders. As in others in the series, Lincoln’s own words are used liberally, giving a sense of the way he thought and expressed himself. A solid addition for understanding America’s story. Kirkus Reviews,
“This factual account of Lincoln draws the reader in from the beginning, with John Wilkes Booth entering Ford’s Theatre in Washington with a loaded .44 caliber pistol. Starting with this tragic historical encounter captures the reader’s attention immediately before the book circles back to describe Lincoln’s birth. This easy-reading book unfolds like a story, yet is packed with factual information. It is amazing how much information is contained in this book without being overwhelming. . .This is sure to be popular among students who are lovers of history and biographies. Its quick and engaging style will surely appeal to reluctant readers as well. Recommended.” School Library Connections.