Dear Benjamin Banneker

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Throughout his life Banneker was troubled that all blacks were not free. And so, in 1791, he wrote to Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, who had signed the Declaration of Independence. Banneker attacked the institution of slavery and dared to call Jefferson a hypocrite for owning slaves. Jefferson responded. This is the story of Benjamin Banneker--his science, his politics, his morals, and his extraordinary correspondence with Thomas Jefferson. Illustrated in full-page scratchboard and oil paintings by Caldecott Honor artist Brian Pinkney.

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9780152004170
9780544565678
032904401
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MG
Level 6.4, 0.5 Points
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AD: Adult Directed 1100L
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Grouping Title dear benjamin banneker
Grouping Author pinkney andrea davis
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subject_facet African American scientists -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, African Americans -- Biography, African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Almanacs, American -- History -- Juvenile literature, Almanacs. -- History, Astronomers, Astronomers -- Juvenile literature, Banneker, Benjamin, -- 1731-1806, Banneker, Benjamin, -- 1731-1806 -- Juvenile literature
title_display Dear Benjamin Banneker
title_full Dear Benjamin Banneker, Dear Benjamin Banneker / Andrea Davis Pinkney ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney
title_short Dear Benjamin Banneker
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topic_facet African American scientists, African Americans, Almanacs, Almanacs, American, Astronomers, Banneker, Benjamin, Biography, Biography & Autobiography, History, Juvenile Nonfiction