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I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer
I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer

$ 17.95

I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer

Carole Boston Weatherford (A) and Eric Velasquez (ILT)

List Price: $17.95 (Hardcover - Explorer / North Pole - 2007)

Description: Matthew Henson was not meant to lead an ordinary life. His dreams had sails. They took him from the port of Baltimore, around the world, and north to the pole. No amount of fear, cold, hunger, or injustice could keep him from tasting adventure and exploring the world. He learned to survive in the Arctic wilderness, and he stood by Admiral Peary for years on end, all for the sake of his goal. And finally, after decades of facing danger and defying the odds, he reached the North Pole and made history. At last, Henson had proved himself as an explorer-and as a man. (32 pgs) Ages 4-8

Ashay says,"I really like the cover of this book. What powerful image of a Black man. When I was growing up, I may have heard a little something about Matthew Henson, but it was not till I was in my teens that I learned about his extraordinary contribution in actually being the first to reach the North Pole. But of course he was not given the full credit that he so richly deserved. Buy this book for the classroom and library, young people need to know Matt Henson."

Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 9.9 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces

ISBN: AABA978-0802796882

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