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Mr. Lincoln's Way by Patricia Polacco

Mr. Lincoln's Way (edition 2001)

by Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator)

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Title:Mr. Lincoln's Way
Authors:Patricia Polacco
Other authors:Patricia Polacco (Illustrator)
Info:Philomel (2001), Hardcover, 48 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:realistic fiction

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Mr. Lincoln's Way by Patricia Polacco



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This book is about a teacher who notices a kid who has been down and he cheers him up. I liked this book because I hope to be a teacher like that someday. The reading levels for this book is first and second grade.
  ShaneKadrmas | May 5, 2017 |
Showing kids that everyone has a nice side and something they like. Just one person can change the way you look at things and how you think of other people. ( )
  bkelley22 | May 4, 2017 |
principal helps troubled student with the use of birds any elementary age ( )
  frannymack13 | May 4, 2017 |
There was a little boy who kept saying mean things to the other students. Mr. Lincoln kept trying to get through to him to stop being so mean. One day he found out he liked birds, and that is how they bonded. Mr. Lincoln got the little boy to become nicer to other students, and taught him how not to hate and be mean. ( )
  Paige.2010 | May 3, 2017 |
I believe this book would a very powerful tool to use in almost any age level classroom. This book introduces the idea of race at a young age. Mr. Lincoln is an African American principal at a school where he is loved by everyone. There is one child named Eugene that is having a hard time at school with his behavior. Mr. Lincoln finds a way to channel this negative behavior into something positive with a bird atrium. Eugene and Mr. Lincoln start to spend a lot of time together and grow a relationship. Eugene's father isn't a fan of this so they start to separate. One day, Eugene is heard making negative racial comments. This is when Mr. Lincoln takes Eugene aside and describes that he loves all the birds no matter how they look and that is how we should love everyone. It is a very powerful tool to teach students about race and how it effects everyone around them. ( )
  Logan.Nault | Apr 30, 2017 |
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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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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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