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Chasing Lincoln's Killer - Online Book Club

Welcome to our online book club for grades 9-12! We are excited for you to join us in reading Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson.

Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!

Kits are ready for pickup today, Monday, May 1! Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Michelle know!

All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want. No matter how much you do, the book is yours!

"Chasing Lincoln's Killer" by James Swanson

“Based on rare archival material, obscure trial manuscripts, and interviews with relatives of the conspirators and the manhunters, Chasing Lincoln’s Killer is a fast-paced thriller about the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth: a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.

*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*

More about the author, Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, and the assassination:

James L. Swanson’s Twitter:

Ford’s Theater’s page on Lincoln’s assassination:’s page on Abraham Lincoln:’s page on John Wilkes Booth:

Chicago Sun’s article on the attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln’s body in 1876:

The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation:

Included as well: a word search, a crossword puzzle, and a Lincoln maze!

We hope you enjoy these activities and would love to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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