Benjamin Banneker: Pioneering Scientist (On My Own Biographies Series)

Benjamin Banneker: Pioneering Scientist (On My Own Biographies Series)


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Gazing up at the stars, Benjamin Banneker longed to understand how and why things worked as they did. In a time when most black Americans were slaves, Banneker lived a life of freedom and became known as America's first black American man of science. He helped survey Washington, D.C., and became the first black American to write an almanac. Through his accomplishments, he helped advance the cause of equality for African Americans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780876141045
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2003
Series: On My Own Biographies Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 789,929
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.11(d)
Lexile: 610L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 9 Years

About the Author

Craig Orback is a freelance children's book illustrator living in the Northwest and received his B.F.A. in illustration from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in 1998. He has illustrated Nature's Paintbox, The Can Man, Keeping The Promise: A Torah's Journey, and other award-winning children's books. He teaches children's book illustration and oil painting at several local colleges. In his free time he enjoys painting landscapes and sharing his books with kids during school and library visits.

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awiltenburg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Benjamin Banneker was the grandson of Molly Bannaky (an indentured servant who later bought freedom for slave husband). Benjamin was taught at home by Molly then sent to school. Benjamin was full of curiosity and wonder, so he learned about a lot of things like astronomy, farming, clock making, surveying, and played instruments too. He helped survey Washington DC for city planning, he created and published the first almanac and continued for 6 six yrs. As a respected scientist and abled citizen wrote letters to defend the rights of African Americans. Author Ginger Wadsworth has shared database. Grades 5+