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Ticktock Banneker's Clock

Ticktock Banneker's Clock


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Throughout his life, Benjamin Banneker was known and admired for his work in science, mathematics, and astronomy, just to name a few pursuits. But even when he was born in Maryland in 1731, he was already an extraordinary person for that time period. He was born free at a time in America when most African Americans were slaves. Though he only briefly attended school and was largely self-taught, at a young age Benjamin displayed a keen aptitude for mathematics and science. Inspired by a pocket watch he had seen, at the age of 22 he built a strike clock based on his own drawings and using a pocket-knife. This picture book biography focuses on one episode in a remarkable life.

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ISBN-13: 9781585369560
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 234,209
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 8 Years

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