On Saturday, March 10 Bjorn Skaptason, host of A House Divided, talks with Jan Jacobi about his new book, Young Lincoln. This paperback brings history to life for readers 12 – 16 years old. Join us LIVE on Facebook at the Author’s Voice Page. If you have a question for our author or would like to order a signed book visit AuthorsVoice.net.
Focusing on Lincoln’s childhood and young adult years, this novel is narrated by Abraham Lincoln himself. Lincoln encounters many of the same problems young people have face for generations-a demanding parent, balancing friendships, feeling shy and awkward around girls, and discovering what direction his life will take.
Using primary source materials, gathered mostly from the words of Lincoln Law partner, William Herndon, Jacobi gives young adult readers a portrait of Abraham Lincoln they will not see in history books. Jacobi captures Lincoln’s self-doubt and concern about his future. He is a youth and young adult experiencing struggle, doubt and loss.
Jan Jacobi has taught middle school English and humanities in three schools for over 40 years. He grew up in New York and came to St. Louis in 1982. For 27 years, he served as Head of Lower School at St. Louis Country Day School and Head of Middle School at MICDS. For the past five years he has taught 7th and 8th grade humanities at the St. Michael School in Clayton. In 2014 he was recognized as middle school teacher of the year by St. Louis Magazine. Ever since he came to St. Louis, he has been reading and writing about Abraham Lincoln. To celebrate Lincolns birthday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has published a number of his articles. He and his wife Ginger have three grown children, and they live with three dogs and a cat. His interests are gardening, and like Abraham Lincoln, reading the newspapers.
Join us on March 10 at Noon (CST) for Young Lincoln!