Monday, February 25, 2013

Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by Shelf-employed.

For Nonfiction Monday --  "Abe'shonest words: the life of Abraham Lincoln" by Doreen Rappaport with illustrations  Kadir Nelson.

Rappaport sheds her light on the life of Lincoln by skillfully detailing both the major events in his life and personal moments and balancing her narrative with relevant quotes from our sixteenth president that provide context through his words and a heightened sense of emotion through his voice.

Rappaport: "He stuffed books inside his shirt.  In between splitting wood and plowing, he stood in the field and read." Lincoln: "The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll git me a book I ain't read".

Nelson's stunning illustrations capture both the man and the moment.

The book concludes  with sections titled: Important Dates, If You Want to Learn More About Lincoln Read, Websites, Selected Research Sources, and the Gettysburg Address.

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