Finding Lincoln

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8.78 X 10.94 X 0.38 inches | 0.87 pounds

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About the Author

Ann Malaspina is the author of more than fifteen nonfiction books for young people. Her interest in equal rights and social change often leads her to write about people struggling on the margins of society to improve their quality of life. She was inspired to write Yasmin's Hammer after traveling in South Asia and reading news reports about young workers in Bangladesh. Malaspina lives with her family in northern New Jersey. Her website is

Colin Bootman is the award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including Young Frederick Douglass, Almost to Freedom, and The Steel Pan Man of Harlem--which he also wrote. He and his books have received numerous awards, including the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, the Schneider Family Book Award, and the Teacher's Choice Award. Born in Trinidad, Mr. Bootman came to the United States at the age of seven and found that art helped him cope with his new environment. Once a young artist himself, Mr. Bootman hopes his art can encourage children to follow their dreams and embrace their passions.


Honor Book, 2010 Horace Mann Upstanders Book Awards
A 2010 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
2010 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, Grades Pre K-3
A 2010 Skipping Stones Honor Award Winner
2009 NAPPA Gold Winner
2011-2012 Show Me Readers Award Nominee List (Missouri)

"For personal reading and for the classroom, pair this with other stories about the civil rights movement and the brave kids who stood up to hatred."--Booklist

"Bootman's illustrations depict Louis's curiosity, determination and joy as her pursues his quest for justice. Malaspina's moving text explains the societal mores of the time and the actions of the people committed to rewriting them."--Kirkus Reviews

"Soft, rich watercolor illustrations accompany the text, creating a compelling look at an important piece of history."--School Library Journal

"The look of longing on Louis's face as he stands just outside the window while Whites sit at a lunch counter enjoying their strawberry milkshakes is a heart-breaker...Bootman adds visual texture to Malaspina's meaningful story."--Multicultural Review

"In the vibrant red of the library's doors, however, kids can sense the hope for treasures within."--Children's Literature