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Dear Benjamin Banneker
by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney


Overview - Benjamin Banneker was born free when most blacks were still enslaved. A self-taught mathematician and astronomer, he was the author of the first published almanac written by a black man. Throughout his life Bannecker was troubled that all blacks were not free.  Read more...

 
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More About Dear Benjamin Banneker by Andrea Davis Pinkney; Brian Pinkney
 
 
 
Overview
Benjamin Banneker was born free when most blacks were still enslaved. A self-taught mathematician and astronomer, he was the author of the first published almanac written by a black man. Throughout his life Bannecker was troubled that all blacks were not free. So, in 1791, he sent a letter to Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson. Here is the extraordinary correspondence between the two men. Full-color illustrations.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780152018924
  • ISBN-10: 0152018921
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • Publish Date: August 1998
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-9
  • Dimensions: 10.97 x 8.07 x 0.11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.34 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Historical
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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States - Colonial & Revolutionary Periods

 
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