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I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer

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Format: Paperback
The inspiring story of the Black explorer who made the first successful expedition to the North Pole.

Matthew Henson was not meant to lead an ordinary life-his dreams had sails. Those dreams took him from the port of Baltimore and onto the sea, seeking adventures around the world. He may have started out as a cabin boy on the ship of Robert Peary, but he would quickly prove himself as an explorer. And after decades of determination in the face of danger, Henson was part of a crew-one white man, one Black man, and four Inuit men-who finally did what no one had ever done before: they made it to the North Pole.

Told in poetic first-person narration by award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford with art from award-winning illustrator Eric Velasquez, I, Matthew Henson is the thrilling and inspiring story of a hidden figure from American history.

ISBN-13: 9781547608966

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Publication Date: 01-04-2022

Pages: 32

Product Dimensions: 9.65(w) x 10.79(h) x (d)

Age Range: 6 - 11 Years

Two-time NAACP Image Award winner Carole Boston Weatherford has authored many children's books, including the Newbery Honor winner Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom and the Caldecott Honor winners Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom; Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement; and Freedom in Congo Square. Among Carole's other books are I, Matthew Henson; Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive; and Be a King. She is a professor at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Eric Velasquez is the illustrator of more than 30 children's books, including I, Matthew Henson, Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive, Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award winner The Piano Man and the Pura Belpre Award winner Grandma's Gift. He is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and lives in Hartsdale, New York.