Spread illustration for "Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln" by Judith St. George, illus.d by me, publ.d by Phylomel/Penguin&Putnam. It is said that one experience in his childhood, illustrated above, influenced President Lincoln as his attitudes toward the abolishment of slavery evolved. Abe was playing at the crossroads with his older sister Sarah when a large group of children, women and men, chained at the waist, were driven past by men on horses brandishing whips. This was our America. Watercolor, gouache, 2004.