Great Black Heroes: Five Brilliant Scientists (Hello Reader! Science Series)

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"This easy-reader provides short, concise biographical sketches of the early lives and major accomplishments of Susan McKinney Steward, George Washington Carver, Ernest Everett Just, Percy Lavon Julian, and Shirley Ann Jackson. Jones provides just enough information for reports for -younger primary or reluctant upper elementary students. The straight forward text is written in short, uncomplicated sentences with a few instances of fictionalization. Though the black-and-white archival photos and reproductions and the colorful artwork lack brightness and clarity, they still provide a personal touch and help readers see how these individuals looked at different stages of their lives. overall, this title is worth the purchase for its coverage and it's accessible format."-Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School Urbana, IL
--School Library Journal, August 2,000
Children's Literature
Among the African-American scientists featured (including Ernest Just, Susan McKinney Steward, Shirley Jackson and Percy Julian), only George Washington Carver may be familiar to most readers. Jones offers brief biographies of each scientist and describes the struggles they faced growing up and obtaining an education. For example, the marine biologist, Ernest Just, had to move from South Carolina to New Hampshire in order to get a good education; he won a scholarship to Dartmouth and eventually moved to Europe where he had greater opportunities. The scientists represent several different disciplines (agricultural science, marine biology, medicine, nuclear science and chemistry) and are male and female. All will serve as excellent role models for kids of any race. The chronological approach ends the book on a very strong note—Shirley Ann Jackson—the first black chairperson of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and currently President of Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. 2000, Scholastic, $3.99. Ages 7 up. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
Gr 2-3-This easy-reader provides short, concise biographical sketches of the early lives and major accomplishments of Susan McKinney Steward, George Washington Carver, Ernest Everett Just, Percy Lavon Julian, and Shirley Ann Jackson. Jones provides just enough information for reports for younger primary or reluctant upper-elementary students. The straightforward text is written in short, uncomplicated sentences with a few instances of fictionalization. Though the black-and-white archival photos and reproductions and the colorful artwork lack brightness and clarity, they still provide a personal touch and help readers see how these individuals looked at different stages of their lives. Overall, this title is worth the purchase for its coverage and its accessible format.-Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780590480314
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Series: Scholastic Reader Series: Level 4
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 538,733
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 660L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.97 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.27 (d)

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