February 12 Birthday: Abraham Lincoln

by Anne on February 12, 2012

Abraham Lincoln, US President

February 12, 1809-April 15, 1865

Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman (Penguin, 2012)

This picture book biography chronicles the high and low points of Lincoln’s life thru the eyes of a contemporary child narrator.

Much has been written about Lincoln. For Life Facts and links to teacher resources, American Presidents.org is a helpful source.

Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth, social activist

Feb. 12, 1884-Feb. 20, 1980


What to Do About Alice? How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove her Father Teddy Crazy! by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham (Scholastic Press, 2008)

Alice Roosevelt had an appetite for life. She had spark. And verve. Because her father was the president of the United States, her enthusiasms were well documented. Thank goodness. Among other things, young readers will love knowing she had a snake named Emily Spinach and that she interrupted her father’s second term swearing in ceremony.

Learn more about Alice Roosevelt at the Theodore Roosevelt Association.