Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers
By Karen B. WinnickReading Level: Pre-School, Early Elementary School
Genre: Non Fiction
Awards: Caldecott Medal
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press 1996
In this true story, young Grace Bedell writes to Abraham Lincoln and asks him to grow a beard so that he can win more votes, become president, and abolish slavery. After following her advice and winning the election, Lincoln stops by to thank Grace on his way to Washington D.C.