Friday, February 20, 2015

TBR Pile: If You Grew Up With Abraham Lincoln by Ann McGovern; illustrated by George Ulrich

Synopsis:

If you grew up with Abraham Lincoln

--Would you have to work hard?

--What kinds of games would you play?
--What would your school be like?



This book tells you what it was like to grow up on the frontiers of Kentucky and Indiana, in the prairie town of New Salem, Illinois, and in the city of Springfield, Illinois, during the early 1800s. 




Details:

Published February 1st 1992 by Scholastic Paperbacks

Why I Want to Read This:

I love books that present historical facts simply and clearly.  This book, while containing somewhat heavy text, also contains pictures to provide instructional support. The way the subject matter is presented also creates high interest for a student that may be curious about what growing up in a log cabin was really like.

This time period in Abraham Lincoln's life no doubt had a critical impact on him, something that students need to to understand clearly. Their own roots and beginnings are the foundation for who they will choose to be in the future. I like the idea of students being inspired by Lincoln's humble beginnings and choosing to do good things with their own unique stories.

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