Saturday, May 31, 2008

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
Sam Wellman
Barbor Publishing Inc.
P.O.Box 719, Unrichsville. Ohio 44683
978-1-59789-971-0,$7.95, 1989
Reviewed for Reader Views Kids 03/08

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. 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 alot 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.

"Chronicles of Faith: Abraham Lincoln" 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!