Back of Book:
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? I bet you would never guess that 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.
I am in love with this story. I never knew that Abraham grew his beard on the recommendation of an 11-year-old girl. I loved reading about Graces life with her large family. One of my favorite aspects of this book is the extra historical information on the pages. It allows readers to learn even more about the Civil War era. The back of the book has the copies of the original letters that Grace and President Lincoln sent to one another. The illustrations in this book are sweet and a perfect representation of the time period. This is by far one of my favorite stories about President Lincoln.
Ages 5 and up