Lincoln: A Photobiography

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1987 - 150 pages
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Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height. This Newbery Medal-winning biography of our Civil War president is warm, appealing, and illustrated with dozens of carefully chosen photographs and prints.

Russell Freedman begins with a lively account of Abraham Lincoln's boyhood, his career as a country lawyer, and his courtship and marriage to Mary Todd. Then the author focuses on the presidential years (1861 to 1865), skillfullly explaining the many complex issues Lincoln grappled with as he led a deeply divided nation through the Civil War. The book's final chapter is a moving account of that tragic evening in Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. Concludes with a sampling of Lincoln writings and a detailed list of Lincoln historical sites.

This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Read Aloud Informational Text).


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I loved seeing pictures of Lincoln's life. - Goodreads
I can handle 130 pages riddled with photographs. - Goodreads
The pictures really helped with holding my attention. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Lyle Willey - Goodreads

Lincoln, A Photobiography by Russell Freedman Category/genre- YA, MG non-fiction Estimate of age of level of interest- Grades 5-8 Estimate reading level • 6.5 • Lexile Measure: 1040 • Fountas ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eydie Aremburg - Goodreads

Category: Young Adult Genre: Non-Fiction Sub-genre: Biography Interest Level: Grade 5-9 Reading Level: DRA 50; Guided Reading V Brief description: The biography briefly describes Lincoln's childhood ... Read full review

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About the author (1987)

Russell Freedman has received nearly every children's literature award, including the Newbery Medal, several Newbery Honors, and the Sibert Medal, as well as a National Humanities Medal and the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award. He lives in New York City and travels widely to research his books.

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