The Story of Abraham Lincoln

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The Story of Abraham Lincoln: A Biography Book for New Readers by Carla Jablonski is a good book for children who want to learn more about America’s sixteenth President. The book chronicles the life of Abraham Lincoln, from his birth in Kentucky to his tragic death in Washington, D.C. One of my favorite parts of the book was the section that discussed the Emancipation Proclamation. Jablonski includes a nice glossary of terms (such as “inauguration” and “oath of office”) to help children better understand the content. I also liked seeing the cute illustrations interspersed throughout the book.

I have always really enjoyed reading about Lincoln’s life, and have visited his boyhood home in southern Indiana, his adult residence in Springfield, Illinois, and the State House he worked at in Vandalia, Illinois. The book shows the important role that President Lincoln played in America’s history. I like the 13 quiz questions (with answers) included at the end of the book, which create a fun way to test your knowledge of Lincoln after reading the book. Reading The Story of Abraham Lincoln is educational for kids, and also a good way for adults to brush up on some American history.

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