Title: Let’s Read About… Abraham LincolnLet's Read About Abraham Lincoln
Author: Sonia Black
Illustrator: Carol Heyer
Pages: 32
Reading Level: Beginner / Read Aloud
Star Rating: ★★★

This short biography includes basic facts from Lincoln’s life – his family’s early move to Indiana, his own education, his career as a lawyer and ascension to the role of President.

States’ Rights enthusiasts will be disappointed to hear that in its simplicity Let’s Read About Abraham Lincoln equated the War Between the States as a war about slavery (and refered to it only as the Civil War.)

All in all…

  1. Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House by Sterling North
  2. Who Was Abraham Lincoln? by Janet B. Pascal
  3. Meet Abraham Lincoln by Barbara Cary
  4. Abe Lincoln: The Young Years by Keith Brandt
  5. If You Grew Up with Abraham Lincoln by Ann McGovern
  6. Abraham Lincoln by Jane A. Schott
  7. Abraham Lincoln by Augusta Stevenson
  8. Abraham Lincoln by Amy L. Cohn
  9. Abe Lincoln’s Hat by Martha Brenner
  10. The President’s Puppy by Linda Oatman High
  11. Let’s Read About… Abraham Lincoln by Sonia Black [this one!]
  12. Young Abraham Lincoln by Andrew Woods
  13. A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln by David A. Adler

Conclusion. Not the first biography I’d recommend buying, but not bad if it falls into your lap. :)

Review © 2015 Laura Verret

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