Publication Date: September 2009
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is needs to write an essay for school about young Abraham Lincoln. But it's 1951 in Alabama, and African Americans cannot use the public library. Mama says one day soon they'll be able to check out books, but Louis isn't going to wait. Full color.
About the AuthorAnn Malaspina has written many books for children, including Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper and Finding Lincoln. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two sons.
COLIN BOOTMAN has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children. Born in the Caribbean, Bootman grew up in Trinidad and the United States. His artwork realistically and engagingly captures the rich nuances in historical and contemporary stories, with a special focus on portraying the Black and African American experience. In addition to creating illustrations for children's books, textbooks, and periodicals, Bootman enjoys teaching students and young artists. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.