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Ticktock Banneker's Clock

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.

Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 9 x 11


Available Formats Hardcover (9781585369560), PDF (9781627539654), Hosted ebook (9781627539883)
Publication Date 09/01/2016
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Language English
Copyright 2016
Dewey 681.1/13092 B

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