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Abraham Lincoln The Making of America #3

Abraham Lincoln

The Making of America #3

  • ISBN: 9781419731594
  • Publication Date: September 4, 2018


Price: $16.99

Award-winning author Teri Kanefield’s biography of Abraham Lincoln for young readers is the story of the man widely considered America’s greatest president.

The third installment of the Making of America series, Abraham Lincoln follows one of our most popular presidents. Even though he grew up on the frontier without a formal education, Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) worked his way up in the government. He was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives, then to the US House of Representatives, and then he became the 16th president of the United States. During his presidency, he led the United States through the Civil War, brought about the emancipation of the enslaved, and strengthened the federal government.

Unlike other biographical works, the Making of America series goes beyond individual narratives and links influential figures to create an overarching story of America’s growth. The books can be read on their own and are also a way to entice young readers to study American history. The book includes archival images, plus selections from Lincoln’s writings, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.

The Making of America series:
Alexander Hamilton (#1)
Andrew Jackson (#2)
Abraham Lincoln (#3)
Susan B. Anthony (#4)
Franklin D. Roosevelt (#5)
Thurgood Marshall (#6)


"The author adroitly reviews the facts of Lincoln’s entire life, divided into 16 chapters, and examines his emergence as a politician and his views on slavery . . . The author utilizes quotes from a variety of sources, including Michael Burlingame’s Abraham Lincoln: A Life, and covers a wide range of historical issues, giving readers a sense of the complexity of Lincoln’s time and the issues that divided the United States."
School Library Journal

"This concise and balanced narrative encapsulates the life and legacy of one of the country's most important leaders . . . A solid addition for understanding America's story."
Kirkus Reviews

"This easy-reading book unfolds like a story . . . It is amazing how much information is contained in this book without being overwhelming."
School Library Connection

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