ISBN: 9781585369560

Throughout his life, Benjamin Banneker was known and admired for his work in science, mathematics, and astronomy, just to name a few pursuits. But even when he was born in Maryland in 1731, he was already an extraordinary person for that time period. He was born free at a time in America when most African Americans were slaves. Though he only briefly attended school and was largely self-taught, at a young age Benjamin displayed a keen aptitude for mathematics and science. Inspired by a pocket watch he had seen, at the age of 22 he built a strike clock based on his own drawings and using a pocket-knife. This picture book biography focuses on one episode in a remarkable life.

Product details

  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press (September 1, 2016)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 158536956X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1585369560
  • Reading age : 6 - 9 years
  • Lexile measure : 720L
  • Grade level : 1 - 4
  • Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
  • Dimensions : 9.1 x 0.5 x 11.1 inches
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