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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Join the Land of Lincoln Statewide Read

Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power
As part of the year long 200th birthday celebration of Abraham Lincoln, and in an effort to promote reading, all Illinoisans are invited to read a book about President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln himself was an avid reader. Following popular community reads such as One Book, One Chicago, everyone in Illinois is invited to read:

Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power by Dr. Richard Carwardine.

Carwardine is the first British author to win the Lincoln Prize awarded by Gettysburg College in 2004. The reading level of this title is appropriate for adults and high school students, and perhaps some very ambitious younger readers.

As part of the Land of Lincoln Statewide Read: Connecting with Mr. Lincoln reading project, Dr. Carwardine will be traveling to places throughout Illinois during the month of April. Please refer to the tentative schedule for more information. All are welcome to visit the website and to participate in an online discussion. A generous grant by the Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission is sponsoring Carwardine's visit, and the Illinois Library System Directors' Organization endorsed it. Kay Shelton, doctoral student at Northern Illinois University, and Kathryn M. Harris, Library Services Director at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, are the Co-Directors of the grant project.

For more information, please contact Kay Shelton.
Phone: 815/748-7211

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