A perceptive, thoughtful teenager lives through the events of America’s Civil War as she develops her own remarkable career in this NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. Vinnie Ream was a real person who sculpted the statue of Abraham Lincoln that stands in the U.S. Capitol today.
About the Author
Maureen Stack Sappey has lived in many parts of the world, including Ireland, where she taught herself to write fiction. After returning to the U.S., Ms. Sappey earned her master's degree in fine arts, developed a passion for historical fiction, and is now an acclaimed author in the genre. She lives with her family in Chestertown, Maryland.
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Letter from the Author 250
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Letters from Vinnie was, for me, a learning experience. In this book Vinnie writes letters to her best friend. Through these letters we see Vinnies heart and dreams. And while Vinnie's dreams were unique, there was something even more unique about Vinnie. She had the courage to see her dreams through, despite what others said about her. I recommend Letters from Vinnie. Read it, enjoy it, be inspired. And dare to dream.
Even though 'Letters From Vinnie' is a Young Adult selection, our book club chose it as our latest selection. I was pleasantly surprised at what I learned (I had never heard of Vinnie Ream) and how the author captured my interest through Vinnie's letters to Regina. It's a charming and educational read. I'm now motivated to go to the library to learn more about Vinnie and her famous sculpture.