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Abe’s Fish: A Boyhood Tale of Abraham Lincoln - Author Presentation

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Jen Bryant
Webinar Description

In this webinar, Chester County author Jen Bryant will share the research and writing behind her biographical picture book Abe’s Fish: A Boyhood Tale of Abraham Lincoln, which focuses on a true historical incident. Exploring a day in the life of America’s future president, six-year-old Abe wishes he were taller, has a mischievous streak a mile wide, loves words, and puzzles deeply over the concept of freedom, even at an early age. Sent out to bring home a fish for the family supper, Abe encounters a soldier returning home from war and has to make an important decision—all by himself. Students will easily identify with young Abe, his teasing older sister, his wanting to be older than he is, and his curiosity about the world beyond his home.

2011-2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, the Emancipation Proclamation, and many other significant events in U.S. history. This webinar provides many opportunities for young children to connect to literacy, storytelling, writing, and history. Pre-reading of the book Abe’s Fish: A Boyhood Tale of Abraham Lincoln (Sterling Publishers, 2009) is encouraged.

Target Audience

Elementary classrooms, Librarians, Reading Specialists

Past Sessions
Date Time
November 16, 2011 9:00am - 7:00pm

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