The image below was sent to me by a concerned parent of a second grader here in Virginia. The book was assigned to his son. The image is of a page taken from the "Easy Reader Biographies" series title: "Abraham Lincoln: A Great American President, A Great American." The author, Violet Findley, has written other juvenile titles including Phonics Bingo Ladders. Wonderful.
A couple of years or so ago, a number of Civil War bloggers and professional historians went to great lengths to criticize a Virginia public school textbook which falsely claimed that two black battalions fought under the command of Stonewall Jackson. Of course, that criticism was justified. Evidently, the Virginia public school system is still struggling with the facts when it comes to teaching students about the Civil War.
Not to worry, however as I've recommended some more appropriate titles about the War For Southern Independence.
I wonder if the Lincoln book mentions Honest Abe's thoughts on colonization? Hmmmm . . .
Anyone who wants to argue that paragraph isn't a bit one-sided and misleading, I'm listening. I doubt I'll hear anything but crickets.