DONNA JANELL BOWMAN - Abraham Lincoln's Dueling Words



Sunday, April 15 at 2 PM

speaking & signing
Abraham Lincoln's Dueling Words



When Abraham Lincoln became frustrated with the actions of James Shield, a political rival, he came up with a plan. It was silly. It was clever. And it was a great big mistake! Lincoln, his future wife, and a friend of hers wrote a series of fictional letters to the editor, complaining about Shields. But when Shields took offense, he challenged Lincoln to a duel. How would our future president straighten things out and save the lives and careers of both himself and his rival? Donna Bowman's humorous voice and S.D. Schindler's expressive illustrations are the perfect match for this story of Abraham Lincoln's humor and wit. Back matter includes an author's note with a bibliography.


Donna Janell Bowman is the author of the picture book biography Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness, a Junior Library Guild Selection, which earned three starred reviews; was awarded the Carter G. Woodson Award Honor from NCSS; was named an NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended book; an ALA Notable Book; and earned a Writer’s League of Texas Book Award. It is currently on many states’ 2018-19 book award nomination lists, including the TX Bluebonnet master list. On April 1, 2018, her next picture book biography, Abraham Lincoln’s Dueling words—also a Junior Library Guild Selection— releases from Peachtree Publishers, followed by King of the Tightrope: The Great Blondin in 2019. Donna has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and enjoys teaching and mentoring writers of all ages. She lives near Austin, Texas and is represented by Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 2:00pm
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Abraham Lincoln's Dueling Words Cover Image
ISBN: 9781561458523
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - April 2018

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