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Mary McLeod Bethune

Woman of Courage

Series: Famous African Americans

By Patricia McKissack and Fredrick McKissack

After having a book snatched from her little hand, Mary McLeod, the child of former slaves, resolved to learn to read. Many years later, with $1.50 in her pocket, Mary McLeod Bethune set out to make education a reality for other African Americans. The school she started in Florida is a legacy that continues her mission today. Bethune founded the National Council of Negro Women and was appointed to the National Youth Administration by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This inspiring, readable biography shows the power of determination and a dream.

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"A well written biography…factual and interesting…This is an introduction that gives just the right amount of information for the intended audience."

Southern Maine Library District, September 1, 2013

"Each simply written title in this updated series . . . provides an adequate introduction to a notable African American . . . Large type and short sentences make these books suitable for use with reluctant readers."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2013

". . . offers accessible biographies for younger students or older struggling readers."

Library Media Connection, October 2013

"Clear writing, appropriate primary sources, and ease of reading . . . make these a good place to direct younger readers."

BayViews, May 2013

"Patricia and Fredrick McKissack have created a biography that will delight, motivate, and engage readers . . . recommended as a great biography and research tool for elementary and middle school libraries."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2013

". . . a good book to use for a biographical study in elementary schools."

Association of Region XI School Libraries

". . . overall, the language is simple and straightforward . . . These introductions will be useful for reports and for independent reading."

School Library Journal, April 2013

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