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My Life with the Lincolns

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My Life with the Lincolns

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My dad used to be Abraham Lincoln. When I was six and learning to read, I saw his initials were A.B.E., Albert Baruch Edelman. ABE. That's when I knew.

Mina Edelman believes that she and her family are the Lincolns reincarnated. Her main tasks for the next three months: to protect her father from assassination, her mother from insanity, and herself--Willie Lincoln incarnate--from death at age twelve.

Apart from that, the summer of 1966 should be like any other. But Mina's dad begins taking Mina along to hear speeches by Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago. And soon he brings the freedom movement to their own small town, with consequences for everyone.

My dad used to be Abraham Lincoln. When I was six and learning to read, I saw his initials were A.B.E., Albert Baruch Edelman. ABE. That's when I knew.

Mina Edelman believes that she and her family are the Lincolns reincarnated. Her main tasks for the next three months: to protect her father from assassination, her mother from insanity, and herself--Willie Lincoln incarnate--from death at age twelve.

Apart from that, the summer of 1966 should be like any other. But Mina's dad begins taking Mina along to hear speeches by Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago. And soon he brings the freedom movement to their own small town, with consequences for everyone.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Gayle Brandeis mixes history of the 1860s with that of the 1960s through the imaginative mind of sixth-grader Mina Edelman. She becomes convinced that her family is the reincarnation of the Lincolns when she notices that her dad, Albert Baruch Edleman, has initials that spell ABE. Although her voice sounds a little old for 12-year-old Mina, Emily Card is a credible narrator as the story piles up coincidences to support Mina's conclusion that the Edlemans really are the Lincolns. Setting the story in Illinois--"Land of Lincoln"--and drawing connections between the Civil War, the War in Vietnam, and the Civil Rights Movement provide an interesting way to connect two eras of American history. N.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
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