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Title:
Mary McLeod Bethune : a great teacher
Author:
McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
360 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 2.9 0.5 14579.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.8 2 Quiz: 31280 Guided reading level: L.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780766016804
Format :
Book

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East Delavan Branch Library E185.97.B34 M37 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography
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Frank E. Merriweather Library E185.97.B34 M37 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography
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Anna M. Reinstein Library E185.97.B34 M37 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Black History
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Summary

Summary

- Elementary reading-level biographies of inspiring African Americans.
- Will satisfy the need for younger biographies written with simple text.
- These classic biographies have been revised as of 2002.


Author Notes

Patricia C. McKissack was born in Smyrna, Tennessee on August 9, 1944. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Tennessee State University in 1964 and a master's degree in early childhood literature and media programming from Webster University in 1975. After college, she worked as a junior high school English teacher and a children's book editor at Concordia Publishing.

Since the 1980's, she and her husband Frederick L. McKissack have written over 100 books together. Most of their titles are biographies with a strong focus on African-American themes for young readers. Their early 1990s biography series, Great African Americans included volumes on Frederick Douglass, Marian Anderson, and Paul Robeson. Their other works included Black Hands, White Sails: The Story of African-American Whalers and Days of Jubilee: The End of Slavery in the United States. Over their 30 years of writing together, the couple won many awards including the C.S. Lewis Silver Medal, a Newbery Honor, nine Coretta Scott King Author and Honor awards, the Jane Addams Peace Award, and the NAACP Image Award for Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman?. In 1998, they received the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

She also writes fiction on her own. Her book included Flossie and the Fox, Stitchin' and Pullin': A Gee's Bend Quilt, A Friendship for Today, and Let's Clap, Jump, Sing and Shout; Dance, Spin and Turn It Out! She won the Newberry Honor Book Award and the King Author Award for The Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural in 1993 and the Caldecott Medal for Mirandy and Brother Wind. She dead of cardio-respiratory arrest on April 7, 2017 at the age of 72.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-These revised editions offer solid information. The insights into Reverend King's early life will aid readers in understanding how these years laid the foundation for his role in the civil rights movement. Mary McLeod Bethune, the 15th and first free-born child of former slaves, determinedly devoted her life to educating African Americans. Both titles include five short chapters simply written in respectful styles. The illustrations of the earlier editions have been replaced by average-quality, black-and-white photographs that lend historical perspective and validate the texts. Both volumes include updated lists for further reading and Web sites.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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