Dear Benjamin Banneker

byAndrea Davis PinkneyIllustratorBrian Pinkney

January 12, 2001|
Dear Benjamin Banneker by Andrea Davis Pinkney
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Throughout his life Banneker was troubled that all blacks were not free. And so, in 1791, he wrote to Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, who had signed the Declaration of Independence. Banneker attacked the institution of slavery and dared to call Jefferson a hypocrite for owning slaves. Jefferson responded. This is the story of Benjamin Banneker - his science, his politics, his morals, and his extraordinary correspondence with Thomas Jefferson. Illustrated in full-page scratchboard and oilpaintings by Caldecott Honor artist Brian Pinkney.
Andrea Davis Pinkney is the New York Times best-selling author of several books for young readers, including the novel Bird in a Box, a Today Show Al Roker Book Club for Kids pick, and Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America, winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Award. Additional works include the Caldecott Honor and Coret...
Title:Dear Benjamin BannekerFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:32 pages, 11 X 8 X 0.12 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 11 X 8 X 0.12 inPublished:January 12, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152018921

ISBN - 13:9780152018924

Appropriate for ages: 6

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