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Ticktock Banneker's Clock (Hardcover)

Ticktock Banneker's Clock By Shana Keller, David C. Gardner (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shana Keller, David C. Gardner (Illustrator)
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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
ISBN: 9781585369560
ISBN-10: 158536956X
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2016
Pages: 32
Language: English