Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address


The Gettysburg Address is one of the most influential speeches in our history, written by Abraham Lincoln at a crucial period in his presidency and in United States history. Caldecott Honoree and Newbery Medalist James Daugherty’s pictorial interpretation of President Abraham Lincoln’s famous speech, the Gettysburg Address, was originally published by Albert Whitman in 1947. This book is available again in a fresh new edition just in time for the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address with a new introduction by Lincoln- and Civil War-scholar Gabor S. Boritt.

  • 48 Pages
  • 9" x 12"
  • 9780807545508
  • February 2013

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  • 9781480425132
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  • The images have the heroic feel of WPA posters, as people from all backgrounds and ethnicities join together to embrace the hope and promise embodied in Lincoln’s speech.

    - Publishers Weekly Online

  • Daugherty powerfully illustrates Lincoln’s momentous Gettysburg Address.

    - The Horn Book Magazine

  • The majestic artwork is filled with movement and bold swirls of color…History and art teachers will want this outstanding picture book in their collections.

    - School Library Journal

  • A vividly visual interpretation of a still-momentous speech.

    - Kirkus Reviews


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Common Core

RI.4-5.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 RI.6-12.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10