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Title:
Benjamin Banneker
Author:
Maupin, Melissa, 1958-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
[Chanhassen, MN] : Child's World, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
39 pages, 1 unnumbered page : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Summary:
Describes the life and accomplishments of Benjamin Banneker in the fields of science and architecture, as well as his impact as one of the pioneers in promoting equality.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.3 0.5 32590.
ISBN:
9781567666182
Format :
Book

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This book describes the life and accomplishments of Benjamin Banneker in the fields of science and architecture, as well as his impact as one of the pioneers in promoting equality.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Maupin discusses the life of Banneker from his birth in 1731 to his death in 1806. She relates incidents from his childhood and describes his many achievements as a scientist, architect, mathematician, astronomer, and promoter of human equality. Andrea Pinkney's picture book, Dear Benjamin Banneker (Gulliver, 1994) focuses on Banneker's almanac and the events that led to his writing it. Jeri Ferris's What Are You Figuring Now? (Carolrhoda, 1988) includes some fictionalization. Maupin's accessible title mentions a Web site that includes Thomas Jefferson's letter to Banneker. Colin Powell was born to immigrant parents in 1937 and raised in New York City. In college, he joined ROTC, and over the years, rose steadily through the Army's ranks. Both books are written in a straightforward manner; Banneker is enhanced by a variety of glossy black-and-white reproductions that depict life during the period while Passaro's book has black-and-white and full-color photographs of Powell at various stages of his life. Useful introductory titles for reports.-Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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This book describes the life and accomplishments of Benjamin Banneker in the fields of science and architecture, as well as his impact as one of the pioneers in promoting equality. Excerpted from Benjamin Banneker by Melissa Maupin All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.