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Lincoln and Grace

Lincoln and Grace

by Steve Metzger, Ann Kronheimer
A fresh and heartwarming story about Abraham Lincoln and the young girl who inspired his signature beard.
Abraham Lincoln is one of the most recognizable people, let alone presidents, in the history of the United States. Perhaps it's because his face can be seen everywhere from the $5 bill in your wallet and the penny in your pocket to national monuments across the country. Or maybe it's simply because of his signature beard. Could you ever picture Lincoln without it? Surprisingly, there is one little girl in particular to thank for Lincoln's beard. Lincoln and Grace is the story of Grace Bedell, the eleven-year-old who got a President to listen to her advice. In addition to learning the fascinating true story behind Lincoln's beard, children will love it because it shows that one voice, even one as small as their own, can matter.
7, 8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 2 - 5
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Historical Fiction

About the Authors

Steve Metzger Steve Metzger grew up in Queens, NYC. He went to Baruch College and received his Masters in Education from Bank Street College.
Ann Kronheimer

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