But there is the junk-shop portrait of Abraham Lincoln--Sierra's historical idol--that had been one of Papa's "finds." With A. L.'s kind eyes and craggy, melancholy face staring out from the frame, it's as if he is Sierra's confidant, listening to what she longs to say so she can let Papa go ... and let her family back in.
Books for the Teen Age 2001 (NYPL)
Children's Books 2000-NY Public Lib.
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Her mother is moody, her brother seems not to notice anything has happened, and, though friends open up to Sierra with their memories of her dad, the 13-year-old can visit her own memories safely only by speaking to the photograph of Abraham Lincoln she keeps in her room.| Read Full Review of Praying to A.L.
Caseley's (Starring Dorothy Kane) moving if uneven novel opens as a credibly limned, diverse group of relatives--Jewish on her father's side and Cuban on her mother's--gathers to mourn the death of Sierra Goodman's father.| Read Full Review of Praying to A.L.