Benjamin Banneker was an African-American astronomer, farmer, mathematician, and surveyor in the American colonies. Can you imagine what his life must have been like? What he was like as a person? Get to know Benjamin Banneker through this book. Find out how he tried to make life better for himself and other people like him. Find out what he made as a young man that took other people years to learn how to make, how he helped lay out the design of the city of Washington, D.C., and why he wrote a letter to Thomas Jefferson.
Burke, Rick, 1957-
Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, c2003.
32 p. :,col. ill. ;,25 cm.
Wonders of learning
The wooden clock
The Ellicott Family
Writing the almanacs
The letter to Jefferson
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 31) and index.
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