Back of Book:
From the time he was a young boy roaming the forests of the unsettled Midwest, Abraham Lincoln knew in his heart that slavery was deeply wrong. A voracious reader, Lincoln spent every spare moment of his days filling his mind with knowledge, from history to literature to mathematics, preparing himself to one day lead the country he loved toward greater equality and prosperity.
Despite the obstacles he faced as a self-educated man from the back woods, Lincoln persevered in his political career, and his compassion and honesty gradually earned him the trust of many Americans. As president, he guided the nation through a long and bitter civil war and penned the document that would lead to the end of slavery in the United States.
Abraham Lincoln has been my favorite president since I in high school. I love teaching my students about the strength of courage that he had. Abe’s Honest Words is a beautiful picture book biography that shows the depth of President Lincoln. I love that at the bottom of each page is a quote that Abraham Lincoln said. This book is beautifully written. It tells readers about the life Abraham lived, and how he worked to make the United States a better place. Kadir Nelson is a gifted illustrator and his pictures bring this book to life. This is a perfect book for older children who want to do research on the 16th president of the United States. The back of the book has important dates and resources for readers to learn more about Lincoln. One of my favorite biographies to date about President Lincoln.
Ages 7 and up