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Biography - Picture Books Set 2

Dear Benjamin Banneker (1998)

Author: Pinkney, Andea Davis Illustrator: Pinkney, Brian
Publisher: Harcourt
Number of pages: 32 pages

Benjamin Banneker was born free when most blacks in this country were still enslaved. But it troubled him that not all blacks were free. An accomplished astronomer and mathematician, he decided to take a stand against slavery by writing to then-Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson. This is the story of their extraordinary correspondence.

ISBN 13: 978-0152018924
Reading Level (grade): 6.4
Reading Level (A-Z): V