Richard Kigel is a historian and educator with an interest in 18th and 19th-century American history. His first book, Becoming Abraham Lincoln: The Coming of Age of Our Greatest President, recounts Lincoln's early life using firsthand accounts. Kigel's second book, the exhaustively researched biography of African American poet Phillis Wheatley, Heav'nly Tidings from the … [Read more...]
About Richard Kigel
Richard Kigel is the author of Heav'nly Tidings From the Afric Muse: The Grace and Genius of Phillis Wheatley Poet Laureate of the American Revolution (Paragon 2017), Becoming Abraham Lincoln: The Coming of Age of Our Greatest President (Skyhorse 2017), and
On the Wings of the Wind: The Untold Story of History's First Flight (SynergEbooks 2006). A veteran of thirty years teaching in Brooklyn public schools, Mr. Kigel trained at Columbia University’s Institute for Teaching Reading and Writing. He has been on the front lines in the literacy wars, inspiring students in reading and writing, for a generation. Visit his website at RichardKigel.com.