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Tad Lincoln's Restless Wriggle by Beth Anderson
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Oct 05, 2021 | ISBN 9781635923155

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2023 Young Readers Award Winner, Colonial Dames of America
Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year

“Anderson’s lively text offers anecdotes along with insights into how Tad’s high-spirited escapades may have given Lincoln welcome relief from his weighty responsibilities. Created using ink, watercolor, and gouache, Schindler’s lively illustrations bring a lesser-known White House resident to life within a distinctive period setting. A vivid introduction to Tad Lincoln.” —Booklist

“Learn about the Lincoln family through the life of their youngest child… the story’s strength lies in its quiet depictions of Abraham Lincoln and his wry humor that many children’s history books ignore. The fine-lined and delicately colored illustrations capture the energy of the day and don’t sugarcoat the Whiteness of Lincoln’s world; most of the Black characters depicted are servants. Readers fascinated by this glimpse into Tad’s story will want to know more, and caregivers and educators will delight in the extensive bibliography and source notes that will aid that exploration. A lively glimpse into the Lincoln home.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Anderson skillfully shows the relationship Lincoln had with his son [Tad]…She includes stories of Tad’s antics in front of adults and his empathy for others, both of which lifted the President’s spirits during wartime. The text reads aloud smoothly. S.D. Schindler’s use of India ink, transparent inks, watercolor, and gouache illustrations are light and delightful…detailed historic touches abound which make the depiction of 1863 feel authentic.” —School Library Connection

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