Abraham Lincoln (Chronicles of Faith)
Sam Wellman
Barbour Publishing (2008)
ISBN 9781597899710
Reviewed by Brianne Plach (age 10) for Reader Views (4/08)

 

Who is that guy on the penny? Why did they use his face on the penny? Couldn’t they find a more attractive guy or did he just have the right profile that they wanted? Maybe you do know that Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. Did you know that Illinois is known as the “Land of Lincoln” because he was so important in American history? Abe Lincoln is also known as Honest Abe. Did you know that he was a Godly guy?

He believed in equal rights for all people. He had been around a lot longer than Martin Luther King Jr. Abe Lincoln freed the slaves. It didn’t matter that some guys have white skin and others black. He believed in freedom for all. For standing up for what he believed in, he faced death. In fact, when he was sitting in a theater, someone decided to kill him even though he was the President of the United States.

“Abraham Lincoln (Chronicles of Faith)”is written like a novel for kids. It uses historical information and presents in a kid-friendly format. Through the use of this book, you can learn more about this famous American without studying a history textbook. After reading this book, I now have a new appreciation for this slave-freer President. Way to go, Abraham!

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