Library:ADCLP/Benjamin Banneker, genius of early America

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Benjamin Banneker, genius of early America / Lillie Patterson ; illustrated by David Scott Brown.


A biography of the distinguished eighteenth-century black astronomer, farmer, mathematician, and surveyor whose accomplishments include having published a popular almanac and constructed the first completely American made clock.

Reading Levels

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  • Coretta Scott King Author Award (honor), 1979

Publication History

  • Nashville , TN : Abingdon, 1978. 142 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. ISBN 0687029007