Jeff Biggers is the American Book Award-winning of The United States of Appalachia, and In the Sierra Madre. He has worked as a writer, radio correspondent and educator across the United States, Europe, India and Mexico. His award-winning stories have appeared on National Public Radio, Public Radio International and in numerous magazines and newspapers, including The Washington Post, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, Salon, among others. He splits his time between Tucson and Illinois. His website is: www.jeffbiggers.com
The Senator: The Story of Ben Nighthorse Campbellby Jeff Biggers
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This biography of the Native-American Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell examines his dysfunctional childhood. Ben's father had problems with alcohol and his mother was sick with tuberculosis. For a while, Ben's home life was so bad he had to live in an orphanage. He dropped out of school and joined the military. Upon discharge from the military, he earned his GED, entered college and continued to rise above his difficult childhood to become a United States Senator.
Written for students and young adult readers, this biography also includes an extensive vocabulary builder and ten thought-provoking review questions. Great for book reports and homeschoolers.
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