Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker

by Eric Braun
     
 

Text and photographs introduce the life of Benjamin Banneker, an astronomer and mathematician, who wrote almancs and helped survey the land for the U.S. capital.

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Text and photographs introduce the life of Benjamin Banneker, an astronomer and mathematician, who wrote almancs and helped survey the land for the U.S. capital.

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Children's Literature
Benjamin Banneker was a free black who was born in Maryland in 1731. Unlike most blacks in America at the time, Benjamin Banneker went to school. He studied astronomy, wrote an almanac, and learned how to survey land, helping to survey the capital in Washington, D.C in 1791. Tailored to fit a thirty-two-page layout format, this brief biographical sketch of 231 words seeks to reach the youngest grades. It introduces students to the concepts of biographies and research. Illustrations on each two-page layout reinforce the simple text. A table of contents, glossary, "Read More," Internet sites, and an index are included. Other books in this "First Biographies" series, which is designed to address national history standards relating to people and culture, include biographies about Sojourner Truth and Thomas Edison. 2006, Capstone Press, Ages 4 to 8.
—Valerie O. Patterson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736842334
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
First Biographies - Scientists and Inventors Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Eric Braun has written more than one hundred books for kids and teens, including many about sports. He coaches youth baseball and soccer, has two sports-loving sons, and has suffered many disappointments as a lifelong fan of the Minnesota Twins.

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