The most effective method used to influence children to read is to incorporate the information that interests them the most. National Geographic Readers are educational, high-interest, and comprehensive for children. In this title, readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of our 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln and his historic decision to abolish slavery. Readers will also learn why this decision impacted the United States, as well as the extent of Lincoln's impact as a fearless leader of the Civil War.
In this level two biography, difficult concepts are made understandable and transitioned into a more approachable manner. This includes the use of sidebars, timetables, diagrams and fun facts to hold the interest of the young reader. The colorful design and educational illustrations round out this text as an exemplary book for their young minds to explore.
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About the Author
CAROLINE CROSSON GILPIN has been a writer, editor, and teacher for 25 years. She is currently a newspaper education editor, freelance writer, as well as a writing coach. She received her Bachelor's Degree in English from Connecticut College and obtained a Master's Degree in Journalism from Temple University. She currently lives in Scarsdale, New York with her three children and their dog, Maggie. The author lives in Scarsdale, New York.
"Beautifully illustrated with reproductions and both contemporary and archival photos, this beginning reader biography recaps elements of Lincoln’s life from childhood through his ongoing national legacy." --Booklist