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Grace's Letter to Lincoln: 04/14/08
Grace's Letter to Lincoln is the second biography aimed at young readers by Peter and Connie Roop I've read.
This book is part historical fiction and part biography. It was inspired by a letter written by then 11 year old Grace Bedell to Abraham Lincoln when he was running for president. In her letter she suggested that Lincoln try growing a beard to win votes. Grace's Letter to Lincoln includes a reproduction of the original letter at the close of the book.
Besides the history of the letter, the book covers the subjects of the Underground Railroad, women's suffrage, slavery and the early days of the Civil War. Grace's Letter to Lincoln could be a good introduction to a number of subjects but should be used in conjunction with other books or resources.