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Mr. Lincoln's Way by Patricia Polacco
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Mr. Lincoln's Way (edition 2001)

by Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator)

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Member:EmilyPhilips
Title:Mr. Lincoln's Way
Authors:Patricia Polacco
Other authors:Patricia Polacco (Illustrator)
Info:Philomel (2001), Hardcover, 48 pages
Collections:TED 255
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Tags:Acceptance, Multicultural, Realistic Fiction

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Mr. Lincoln is a great principle and tried very hard to include everyone at school events and get to know all the students. Everyone loves Mr. Lincoln except Eugene, whose father is not accepting of other races or cultures. Mr. Lincoln finds a way, through the love and shared interest in birds, to connect with Eugene and help him to see the injustice in his father's intolerance of other people. This is not only a great story for students, but as future teachers to take this as a lesson from Mr. Lincoln on how to get through to students who seem to have trouble getting along with others. ( )
  NoelAbadie | Mar 31, 2016 |
Mr. Lincoln's Way is a wonderful example of the relationship that can from a caring educator and a student who has lost his way because of his home life. Definitely a wonderful resource to use in the classroom when dealing with hate and racism.
Curricular connection - Connections to reading/language art skills (cause-effect, plot, setting, character, and writing); character education (caring, respect, kindness); and art (creating and painting birds, creating an “indoor” atrium).
  sanm277 | Feb 24, 2016 |
Mr. Lincoln's Way is about a boy named Eugene. HIs classmates call him "mean Gene." One day the principal Mr. Lincoln sees Eugene look at a bird in a tree and realizes Eugene's in birds. The principal gives Eugene a book on birds and encourages him to help with the school's Aviary. After Eugene has more discussions with Mr. Lincoln about birds he becomes kinder to his classmates. I enjoyed this book because it taught me that if someone is mean they can still change by doing something positive. I recommend this book to people who have trouble communicating with a person that is different from you. ( )
  ArjunR1 | Feb 22, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this book a lot. I think it would have been really easy for Mr. Lincoln to just get eugene into trouble but there was meaning behind the reasoning of why he didn't get all that mad and tried to teach him a lesson.
  ninaberger | Nov 12, 2015 |
"mean gene" does not like people in his school that are different. The "cool principal", who is African American, shows Gene that everyone is actually similar!
  taylortrost | Oct 21, 2015 |
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"Mr. Lincoln's Way" is a great resource to integrate multiculturalism in the classroom. It would be especially useful during Black History Month. It has a great lesson about judgement.
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Mr. Lincoln was the coolest principal in the whole world, or so his students thought.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399237542, Hardcover)

Mr. Lincoln is the coolest principal ever! He knows how to do everything, from jumping rope to leading nature walks. Everyone loves him . . . except for Eugene Esterhause. "Mean Gene" hates everyone who's different. He's a bully, a bad student, and he calls people awful, racist names. But Mr. Lincoln knows that Eugene isn't really bad-he's just repeating things he's heard at home. Can the principal find a way to get through to "Mean Gene" and show him that the differences between people are what make them special?

With Patricia Polacco's trademark illustrations and gentle text, Mr. Lincoln's Way celebrates the unforgettable school principal who touches the lives of his students and truly empowers them.

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When Mr. Lincoln, "the coolest principal in the whole world," discovers that Eugene, the school bully, knows a lot about birds, he uses this interest to help Eugene overcome his intolerance.

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