March 27, 2011
Chasing Lincoln's Killer - by James Swanson
I've read a lot of books about President Lincoln, but this one really paints a clear picture of his life and important accomplishments for young readers. Of course, it also focuses on the crime that ended his life and the ensuing manhunt, which is far more fascinating and complicated than I had been aware of. This is a great book for history and mystery lovers, and may be the book that creates some new junior history buffs.