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Keep on! : the story of Matthew Henson, co-discoverer of the North Pole / written by Deborah Hopkinson ; illustrated by Stephen Alcorn.

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Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury JB HENSON, M HOP (Text to phone) 34005118145522 Juvenile Biography Available -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury s jbhenson, m. hop c1 (Text to phone) 34005115630203 Storage Available -

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Charter Oak Children’s Book Award (COCBA) Nominee, 2012-2013.
Subject: Henson, Matthew Alexander 1866-1955 Juvenile literature
African American explorers Biography Juvenile literature
Explorers United States Biography Juvenile literature
Arctic regions Discovery and exploration Juvenile literature
North Pole Discovery and exploration Juvenile literature

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Keep On! : The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-Discoverer of the North Pole
Keep On! : The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-Discoverer of the North Pole
by Hopkinson, Deborah; Alcorn, Stephen (Illustrator)
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Keep On! : The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-Discoverer of the North Pole


This stunning picture book offers a riveting account of African-American explorer Matthew Henson's 1909 journey to the North Pole with Admiral Peary. Matthew Henson was born just after the Civil War, a time when slavery had been abolished, but few opportunities were available for Black people. As a child, Henson exhibited a yearning for adventure, embarking at age thirteen on a five-year voyage sailing the seven seas. But Henson's greatest adventure began when Robert Peary invited him to join an expedition to the North Pole. After many storms, injuries, and unimaginable cold, on April 1, Peary, Henson, and four Inuit men began the final 133-mile push to the Pole. This fascinating tale from award-winning nonfiction author Deborah Hopkinson ( Carter Reads the Newspaper , Thanks to Frances Perkins ) is paired with beautiful artwork from Stephen Alcorn. Perfect for Black history and exploration units. Available in eBook. Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People ―National Council for the Social Studies, Children's Book Council Oregon Book Awards (Winner, Children's Picture Book) ―Literary Arts Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Intermediate) ―Kansas National Education Association Land of Enchantment Book Awards (Picture Narrative Master List) ―New Mexico Library Association, New Mexico Council of IRA Also available from Deborah Hopkinson: Carter Reads the Newspaper Sweet Land of Liberty Thanks to Frances Perkins
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