The new history/ biography titled Abraham Lincoln and Mexico attracted a lot of attention among more than 800 educators from Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America Oct. 5-7 during the 35th annual conference of the Tri Association in Guadalajara, Mexico.
In the photo above, students Brenda Garden and Isaa Amaro from the American School Foundation of Guadalajara joined ASFG scholarship director Magdalena Contreras and author Michael Hogan in offering the book for sale and providing information. They also raised money for the ASFG scholarship fund by selling Hogan’s 2015 book of inspirational speeches titled We Never Know How High We Are Till We Are Called to Rise, a collection of fifteen inspirational five-minute speeches he delivered at National Honor Society events.
Dr. Hogan’s students at ASFG during the 2012-2013 academic year inspired him to research and write the book about Lincoln. It examines Lincoln’s support for Mexico both as a Congressman and President, something missing from textbooks in the USA and Mexico. A major value of the book is its use as supplemental classroom material for the four-million 11th grade high school students across the USA who are required to take US History every year, and the 400,000 students around the world who take Advanced Placement US History each year. Because it contains archival documents in the appendix, the book is like having a reference library right in the hands of teachers and students.
As a result, many conference attendees bought copies of Abraham Lincoln and Mexico for classroom use, in addition to gifts. The book is also available from Amazon http://amzn.to/1qGubOw and Barnes&Noble, and at independent bookstores. If it’s not yet on your bookstore shelf, ask them to order a copy for you via the Ingram distribution catalog, ISBN 978-0985774493.