Mary McLeod Bethune

Paperback | July 21, 1994

byEloise Greenfield

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"The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest."

These are the words of Mary McLeod Bethune. She worked her whole life to make the world a better place. As a child, she loved to read. As a woman, she loved to teach. She started a school; she founded a hospital. Everywhere she saw a need, she searched for a solution.

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Mary McLeod Bethune worked her whole life to make the world a better place. "During the years following the Civil War in rural South Carolina where opportunities for blacks to go to school were nonexistent, Mary McLeod Bethune had to overcome many obstacles to pursue her dream of education for all children. Simply told, this biography ...

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"The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest."These are the words of Mary McLeod Bethune. She worked her whole life to make the world a better place. As a child, she loved to read. As a woman, she loved to teach. She started a school; she founded a hospital. Everywhere she saw a need, she searched for a soluti...

Eloise Greenfield is the author of an illustrious list of books for young people, including The Friendly Four, a Texas 2x2 Reading List book; In the Land of Words, an NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts; and How They Got Over: African Americans and the Call of the Sea, winner of a Bank Street Children's Book Award—all ill...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9 × 7.31 × 0.68 inPublished:July 21, 1994Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064461688

ISBN - 13:9780064461689

Appropriate for ages: 5 - 9

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Mary McLeod Bethune worked her whole life to make the world a better place. "During the years following the Civil War in rural South Carolina where opportunities for blacks to go to school were nonexistent, Mary McLeod Bethune had to overcome many obstacles to pursue her dream of education for all children. Simply told, this biography of an outstanding black educator has excellent illustrations".--School Library Journal

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"Simply told, this biography of an outstanding black educator has excellent illustrations." (School Library Journal)