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Children's LiteratureAlexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) was best known for his invention of the telephone, but he was also a scientist and a teacher. At the age of 16, he began his career as a teacher of music and speech. Then, in 1868, Bell became a teacher for the deaf. Bell moved from Canada to the United States in 1872 and opened a school for teachers of the deaf. The biography also notes that, while Bell held the patent on the telephone invention, he may not have been the original inventor. In 2002, the U.S. Congress named Antonio Meucci the official inventor. Nevertheless, the biography highlights many other significant accomplishments of Bell. This 32-page biography is one of the more than 20 books in the series, "Compass Point Early Biographies." Each book in the series, which is designed for young children, provides an introduction to the life of an important individual from our world's history. The books have strong visual appeal with illustrations, engravings and photographs. Each book in the series concludes with a glossary, a timeline of key events in the person's life, and a "Did You Know?" section that features unusual and fun facts. Four resource sections are also included: "At the Library," "On the Web," "Through the Mail," and "On the Road." 2004, Compass Point Books, Ages 4 to 8.