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Abraham Lincoln by Ingri d'Aulaire
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Oct 29, 08

bookshelves: picture-books, history
Read in October, 2008

I read this Caldecott winner with my kids. We all felt like we learned something and enjoyed the pictures as well. I was struck by the fact that as Lincoln and Douglas argued their points, Douglas said he thought the states should each make their own mind up about slavery and Abe Lincoln argued that "a house divided against itself cannot stand." I think he was right on and that idea can be applied to the marriage = one man and one woman idea. I believe it does lie within the interests of the federal government to take a (righteous) stand in that decision rather than leaving it to the states. Too bad there isn't a candidate that is willing to take that one on!

We stopped when the Gettysburg Address was mentioned and read the actual address. We didn't comment on it too much, but it was a nice pause in the story to read Lincoln's great words!
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