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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (139 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gayle Brandeis Narrator: Emily Janice Card Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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My dad used to be Abraham Lincoln. When I was six and learning to read, I saw his initials were A. B. E.—Albert Baruch Edelman. ABE. That’s when I knew.

Mina Edelman believes that she and her family are the Lincolns reincarnated. Her main task for the next three months: to protect her father from assassination, her mother from insanity, and herself—Willie Lincoln incarnate—from death at age twelve.

Apart from that, the summer of 1966 should be like any other. But Mina’s dad begins taking Mina along to hear speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., in Chicago. And soon he brings the freedom movement to their own small town, with consequences for everyone.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stacy | 2/19/2014

    " Really good book. It did a good job mixing the silly with the serious. I liked the chracters. I know it is for a young audience but it does really cover serious subjects(racial inequality, Vietnam, hate crimes, infidelity, immorality, coming of age) so be forewarned. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Becky | 2/11/2014

    " It's the late 1960s in Downers Grove, Illinois, which in itself was interesting to read all the references to familiar places: Avery Coonley, the Tivoli, Ogden, the Morton Arboretum. Mina is convinced that she and her family are reincarnations of the Lincolns. She worries about protecting her father from being assassinated, her mother from going crazy (like Mary Todd Lincoln), and herself from dying at age 12 like Willie Lincoln. But when her dad, who owns Honest ABE's furniture store, begins taking her to civil rights marches led by Martin Luther King, their life begins to change in very real ways. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tara | 2/10/2014

    " I loved this book. It was sweet and silly but also had a nice message about doing the right thing even though it might be hard. And also about tolerance, understanding, patience and love. I think it is probably aimed at young readers, but I still enjoyed it. I can't get enough books with 12 year old girl protagonists! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Soccerluvr | 2/8/2014

    " liked it, but not my type of book - did not finish "

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