Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Lincoln Memorial


The Lincoln Memorial
By Kristin L. Nelson
Lerner Publication Co., c2011. 32 pages. Nonfiction.

This title is part of the aptly named Lightning Bolt Books collection. It packs a punch, as it features amazing photographs of the Lincoln Memorial, accompanied by brightly colored words. The book follows the designing, building, and dedication of the Memorial, as well as its impact today. I like how the facts are presented. The trivia is fascinating. Did you know there are 36 columns in the Lincoln Memorial? They represent the 36 states of the Union at the time of Lincoln's death. You can really get a sense of the great history and stature of the Lincoln Memorial by reading this book. A+ nonfiction selection.

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