Lincoln Clears a Path
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For Ages 7-10

Throughout his life, Abraham Lincoln tried to make life easier for others. Then during the darkest days of the Civil War, when everyone needed hope, President Lincoln cleared a path for all Americans to a better future.

As a boy, Abraham Lincoln helped his family break through the wilderness and struggle on a frontier farm. When Lincoln was a young man, friends made it easier for him to get a better education and become a lawyer, so as a politician he paved the way for better schools and roads. President Lincoln cleared a path to better farming, improved transportation, accessible education, and most importantly, freedom. Author Peggy Thomas uncovers Abraham Lincoln’s passion for agriculture and his country while illustrator Stacy Innerst cleverly provides a clear look as President Lincoln strives for positive change.


Peggy Thomas is the author of more than fifteen books for children and young adults, including the award-winning picture book For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson, as well as her picture books about historical agriculture, including Farmer George Plants a Nation, Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation, and Full of Beans.

Stacy Innerst is a painter, children’s book artist, and educator. His books have received a host of starred reviews and have been honored with The New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award, The SCBWI Golden Kite for Picture Book Illustration, as well as several Gold Medals from the Parents’ Choice Awards. Visit

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  • Price: $18.99 US / $24.99 CAN
  • Interest Level: 7-10
  • Trim Size: 9 x 10
  • Pages: 48
  • ISBN-13: 9781684371532

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