Postcards to Father Abraham

Title

Postcards to Father Abraham

Authors

Catherine Lewis

Publisher

Atheneum

Publication Year

2000

ISBN

9780689828522

Pages

304 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When sixteen-year-old Meghan loses her leg to cancer and her brother to Vietnam, she expresses intense anger in postcards which she writes to her idol, Abraham Lincoln.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

610L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Family member death; Physical disability; Illness; death of a mother; amputation; missing leg; cancer

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

father

Awards

Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005
Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to the Eighth Edition, 2001
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2000 Grades 5 Up

Keywords

Abraham Lincoln; self-acceptence; runner; Springfield, Illinois; Vietnam War; writing; postcards

Diversity Impact

direct

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