Finding Lincoln

By Ann Malaspina, Illustrated by Colin Bootman                (Albert Whitman & Company ­­–Illinois in 2009)                                                                 In 1950s Alabama, black people are not allowed to go to the public library because of racial segregation. Louis needs to write about young Abraham Lincoln for his school essay, and wants to search him in the library. Mam says one day soon Louis will be able to do so. Louis cannot wait for the day, and he bravely visits the library.  Louis is asked to leave immediately, but a librarian, who takes Louis outside, whispers to him to come back tomorrow after the library closed. The following day, surprisingly a library card is ready for Louis!

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