Abe’s Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Resolve to be honest at all events and if you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer.  Choose some other occupations.

Abraham Lincoln’s own words are sprinkled throughout the text in this beautiful biography, written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Kadir Nelson.  Conviction, perseverance and human rights pervade the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, ideals he embraced long before his presidency.

The author’s and illustrator’s notes are insightful, and it’s apparent that like Lincoln, Rappaport honed her script until it was the elegant, precise story we read today.  Kadir Nelson’s artwork, as always, is stunning, emotional and perspicacious.

The backmatter includes a timeline, further reading suggestions and The Gettysburg Address.  View The Emancipation Proclamation here.

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