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Amazing Arctic Explorer Matthew Henson

Series: Amazing Americans

By Mary Dodson Wade

AMAZING ARCTIC EXPLORER MATTHEW HENSON explores the life of the man who went with Robert Peary to the North Pole. Because he was African American, his contributions to the North Pole expeditions were largely ignored for a number of years. Young readers will be interested in this amazing American.

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"This book uses an easy reading level to tell the story of Henson’s life and includes pictures commemorating his life and experience . . . This biography is, itself, a good resource for elementary libraries."

Children's Literature

". . . useful in introducing the idea of biography to young independent readers."

Catholic Library World, June 2010

". . . uses a clear style and attractively arranged pages that will appeal to early readers."

Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries, February 5, 2010

"The Amazing Americans series offers diverse role models in interesting places to lure reluctant readers . . . Large type, captioned photographs, and simple sentences will make this book especially appealing to the early/young reader or English language learner."

Science & Children, November 2009

"Henson's accomplishments as one of the first men—and the first African American—to reach the North Pole are the focus of this easy-to-read biography."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2010

"The language is simple, both in sentence structure and vocabulary . . . these are fair nonfiction choices to have in a primary-grade reading corner or to use with slightly older ESL students."

School Library Journal, February 2010

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