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Mr. Lincoln's Way by Patricia Polacco

Mr. Lincoln's Way

by Patricia Polacco

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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 |
This is the story of Mr. Lincoln, a beloved school principal. He notices Eugene, a student, lashing out on students who are different than him. This is the story of how Mr. Lincoln understands that his student is only lashing out because he doesn't understand and that he helps him to realize that when people are different it is what makes them special. ( )
  Emilysill | Oct 19, 2015 |
Mr. Lincoln is a principal who is loved and respected by all students. He notices that Eugene, a boy in his school, is struggling and a bully to others. Eugene hates everyone who is different from him, especially Mr. Lincoln. While Eugene is acting out, Mr. Lincoln knows that he isn't a true bully, he is just misguided. Mr. Lincoln connects with Eugene through birds, and Eugene opens up to Mr. Lincoln. It turns out that Eugene is just repeating words he has heard from his father, and he wishes to reconnect with his grandfather. Mr. Lincoln helps Eugene to see that differences make people special and to respect others for who they are. ( )
  carolinebartlett | Oct 19, 2015 |
Mr. Lincoln had been a principal several students favored. Mr. Lincoln noticed Eugene who seemed to be a troubled bully, but was surprised to see he had an inspiration for birds. Growing up, Eugene’s grandfather lived on a farm with several birds that sparked his interest. At the atrium in school, Mr. Lincoln and Eugene built a better habitat to attract more species of birds. Looking in the window one day, Eugene spotted mallards nesting in the atrium.
During school one day, Eugene had said words to a person of color because he had been upset about the names his grandfather was calling Mr. Lincoln for being black. Mr. Lincoln and Eugene took a walk and discussed being raciest, and that human race is similar to birds.
After the eggs hatched, and it was time for ducklings to make their way to the pond, Mr. Lincoln and Eugene geared them into the right direction. For Eugene, the experience he shared with Mr. Lincoln showed him the way out. He promised Mr. Lincoln “I’ll make you proud one day.” ( )
  AMuller96 | Oct 17, 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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