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Abe's Honest Words

Written by Doreen Rappaport & illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Published by Disney Press
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From the time he was a young boy roaming the forests of the unsettled Midwest, Abraham Lincoln knew in his heart that slavery was deeply wrong. A voracious reader, Lincoln spent every spare moment of his days filling his mind with knowledge, from history to literature to mathematics, preparing himself to one day lead the country he loved toward greater equality and prosperity. Despite the obstacles he faced as a self-educated man from the back woods, Lincoln persevered in his political career, and his compassion and honesty gradually earned him the trust of many Americans. As president, he guided the nation through a long and bitter civil war and penned the document that would lead to the end of slavery in the United States. The passion for humanity that defined Lincoln’s life shines through in this momentous follow-up to Martin’s Big Words and John’s Secret Dreams. Told in Doreen Rappaport’s accessible, absorbing prose, and brought to life in powerful illustrations by Kadir Nelson, Abe’s Honest Words is an epic portrait of a truly great American president.

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Between the poetic story by award-winning author Doreen Rappaport and remarkable illustrations by Caldecott Medal winner Kadir Nelson, this biography of Abraham Lincoln is a must have for any personal library. As with Rappaport’s other biographical children’s books, Honest Abe’s Words offers a unique contribution to an already thoroughly documented life. The caliber of this title matches the caliber of the man whose life and actions it details.

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Who Wrote Abe's Honest Words

Doreen Rappaport
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Who Illustrated Abe's Honest Words

Kadir Nelson

Kadir Nelson is an acclaimed artist and the illustrator of several <i>New York Times</i> bestselling picture books, including his authorial debut <i>We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball</i>, which won a Coretta Scott King Award and a Sibert Medal. Kadir has received three additional Coretta Scott King Awards and five Coretta Scott King honors. He has also received two Caldecott Honors, for <i>Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad</i> and <i>Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom</i>, and has twice received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.

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