Annotations for I, Matthew Henson : Polar Explorer


Baker & Taylor
Beautiful pastel illustrations, combined with lyrical text, capture the sheer determination and extraordinary accomplishments of the first African American explorer to reach the North Pole.

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Baker & Taylor
Presents the life and accomplishments of the African American explorer who together with Robert Peary completed the first successful expedition to the North Pole in 1909.

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McMillan Palgrave

Matthew Henson was not meant to lead an ordinary life. His dreams had sails.

They took him from the port of Baltimore, around the world, and north to the pole.

No amount of fear, cold, hunger, or injustice could keep him from tasting adventure and exploring the world.

He learned to survive in the Arctic wilderness, and he stood by Admiral Peary for years on end, all for the sake of his goal.

And finally, after decades of facing danger and defying the odds, he reached the North Pole and made history.

At last, Henson had proved himself as an explorer--and as a man.



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