The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

by Michael Burgan

Provides the story on the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by actor John Wilkes Booth.


Provides the story on the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by actor John Wilkes Booth.

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Children's Literature
April 15, 1865 was the day that President Abraham Lincoln died. Any child can find out that information and has probably learned it in school. This title in the "We the People" series lets children discover how this tragedy came about by detailing the conspiracy behind the assassination. John Wilkes Booth is the name that sticks in the minds of most people when speaking about Lincoln's assassination but the fact is that many people including David Herold, Lewis Powell, John and Mary Surrat and George Atzerodt were involved in different capacities. It is this focus on the conspirators, their roles and their fates that make this book a great resource. Paintings and photographs enrich the text and bring the characters to life. Also included are a timeline, glossary, important people and want-to-know-more lists and "Did You Know?" This is an excellent resource for any classroom study or library. 2005, Compass Point Books, Ages 7 to 12.
—Trina Heidt

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
We the People: Civil War Era Series
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection. Michael has also worked as an editor at Weekly Reader, the classroom news magazine used in schools across the United States. Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history. When not writing for kids, he enjoys writing plays, and his works have been staged across the United States. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.

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