There are over 15,000 books about Abraham Lincoln.
So, is there anything left that hasn’t already been said?
Probably not. But his is a story that bears repeating to the next generation.
From the cover to the story, Abe’s Honest Words is graphically and textually set up like Martin’s Big Words.
Doreen Rappapor chose to make this picture book about Lincoln’s quest to end slavery. She takes us from his formative years through his presidency to his assassination, with quotes from the legend interspersed. It’s sad and moving, but Kadir Nelson‘s impeccable illustrations offer a less somber tone than Martin’s Big Words.
With so many books on Lincoln it’s about time that a fitting story for young readers hit the market. Lincoln was (and is) too important in the US to be relegated to the picture book cheap seats!