“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
The Emancipation Proclamation: Would You Do What Lincoln Did?. Written By Elaine Landau. Enslow Publishers, Inc. c. 2008, 48 pp.
Synopsis: The Emancipation Proclamation: Would You Do What Lincoln Did? details the events that lead to and followed President Lincoln’s decision to write the Emancipation Proclamation. These events include: the killing of Elijah Lovejoy, controversial beliefs regarding slavery, the Civil War, and the long road to freedom for slaves.
Reading Level: 445-910L
Rationale for Use in the Classroom: This book gives factual information on US History and is full of rich vocabulary relevant to this time period.
CCSS Connection: This book would be great for discussing point of view, as there are questions at the end of each section that would generate intense classroom discussion.