Parents' Guide to

What Lincoln Said

By Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

An introduction to Abe Lincoln in his own words.

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The author organizes the book well and is able to present a lot of information in a very small space. But it's the illustrations that make the book a standout. Cartoonish without being silly, the pictures are lively and colorful and do a great job of humanizing the man behind the history.

There's room for greater discussion around the issue of slavery, but the choice seems deliberate on the part of the author. While the slaves in the book are African-American, the author never specifically talks about the racism behind the institution of slavery.

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