Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Abraham Lincoln by Teri Kanefield - ADVISABLE

Abraham Lincoln by Teri Kanefield (The Making of America, #3), 230 pages.  Abrams Books, 2018.  $17.  Content: Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.  



When Abraham Lincoln was little he lived on the frontier with his poor farming family.  He lost his mother at an earlier age, but he adored his stepmother as well.  Lincoln loved to read and eventually practiced law.  He was a great speaker and people liked him, so after many failures he eventually rose up through government offices and became the President of the United States.  Lincoln was President during the Civil War and did everything he could to reunite our divided country.  He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.  

This is a great biography that covers Lincoln’s life without getting bogged down with too many details.  I feel like the highlights of his career and family life were covered, making this a great introduction to Lincoln.  As far as content, the violence is that Lincoln was killed and it explains where the bullet went, also there were 3 times that quotes contained blanked out “n” words or swears.  

Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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