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 Lincoln : a photobiography
 Author: Freedman, Russell

 Publisher:  Clarion (1987)

 Dewey: 973.7
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: 150 p., ill., 24 cm.

 BTSB No: 352840 ISBN: 9780899193809
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865

Price: $17.88

Photographs and text trace the life of the Civil War President.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 7.70
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 238
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 6.50
   Points: 8.0   Quiz: 06889

 Newbery Medal, 1988

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → History/Social Studies
   CC Maps Recommended Works Gde K-5
   Grade 6 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 6.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 6 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 6.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 6 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 6.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 6 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 6.RI Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 6 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo

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School Library Journal - 12/01/1987 Gr 5 Up Few, if any, of the many books written for children about Lincoln can compare with Freedman's contribution. More than 80 photographs and prints illustrate the crisp and informative text. The pictures have been well-placed to coordinate with the text; captions have been written with care as well. While many of the photographs are well-known, many less familiar pictures are also included. Freedman begins by contrasting the Lincoln of legend to the Lincoln of fact. His childhood, self-education, early business ventures, and entry into politics comprise the first half of the book, with the rest of the text covering his presidency and assassination. Freedman's extensive research is apparent in the liberal use he makes of quotations from original sources (letters, contemporary newspaper articles, etc.). Freedman makes clear the controversy and vilification that Lincoln engendered and endured during his presidency. A listing of historic sites open to the public and a sampler of wise and witty excerpts from Lincoln's writings complete the book. Well-organized and well-written, this is an outstanding example of what (juvenile) biography can be. Like Lincoln himself, it stands head and shoulders above its competition. Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, Mass. - Copyright 1987 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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