Barbara Ann Mojica has become one of my favorite picture book writers. She composes short history books for children. Her illustrations combine photography with hand drawings. They merge seamlessly together in both charming and informative ways. I was excited to be given a free copy of Ford’s Theater for review and was not disappointed as I read through this fascinating little book.
Ford’s Theater is linked to major events in American history, especially the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. I love the way little Miss History dramatically reacts to the events on each page, from the horror of the Civil War to the tragedy of Lincoln’s death. As much can be learned from the illustrations as from the actual text.
Mojica always includes some fact that is sure to amaze her reader. The tower of books written about Abraham Lincoln in the Learning Center for Education and Leadership is astonishing.
As always, Mojica’s book would be an excellent addition to any school library or classroom or as a gift for a child who enjoys history. However, as a Canadian who is not up on all American history, I would like to know whatever happened to John Wilkins Booth.