Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson
New York: Scholastic Press
This is a wonderful non-fiction book that reads like a novel. Readers will love James Swanson account of the events that led up to John Wilkes Booth assassinating President Lincoln, how the actual event went down and the 12 day man-hunt for this notorious murderer. This book is a fast pace, quick read that will be hard to put down. Great to be used with a civil war unit. This writer has written an adult version of this event which would probably be better for high school students.
Author website: http://www.jameslswanson.com/
Quality 5 Popularity 4 Grades: Middle, Junior High