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by Eric Velasquez,Carole Boston Weatherford


In I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer, I learned about Matthew Henson, who together with Robert Peary became the first men to. .I, Matthew Henson is written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Eric Velasquez.

In I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer, I learned about Matthew Henson, who together with Robert Peary became the first men to reach the North Pole. Through poetry, it tells the life story of Matthew Henson, an African American man with big dreams of exploring the world. Born in 1866, Henson lived in a time when African Americans had very limited opportunities in the world.

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I, Matthew Henson is written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Eric Velasquez

I, Matthew Henson is written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Eric Velasquez. Born in 1866, Hen I love a book where you come away with knowledge of someone or something you had absolutely no idea existed. In I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer, I learned about Matthew Henson, who together with Robert Peary became the first men to reach the North Pole.

Carole Boston Weatherford is an African-American author and critic, now living in North Carolina, United States. Weatherford is best known for her books Juneteenth Jamboree, Freedom in Congo Square, and You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen. Notably, Weatherford has written literary criticisms of racist representations in children's entertainment.

by Carole Boston Weatherford & illustrated by Eric Velasquez. A poetic first-person narrative puts readers in Matthew Henson’s head as he endures institutionalized discrimination to pursue greatness in adventure, moving from cabin boy to able seaman, stock boy to explorer, eventually one of ix men-one black, one white, four Eskimos- to reach the North Pole in 1909.

AUTHOR: Carole Boston Weatherford ILLUSTRATOR: Eric Velasquez LOCATION: 921 HEN This book .

I, Matthew Henson by Carole Boston Weatherford, 9780802796882 . I, Matthew Henson : Polar Explorer.

I, Matthew Henson : Polar Explorer. By (author) Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by Eric Velasquez. ERIC VELASQUEZ won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award for The Piano Man. He is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and lives in Hartsdale, New York.

Prolific illustrator Eric Velasquez uses full-bleed spreads made from textured watercolors in soft pastels

As a young boy, he heard a speech by Frederick Douglass, and was inspired by his words to dream of great accomplishments. Weatherford uses poetic first-person narrative in the voice of Henson to tell us how hard Henson worked to overcome discrimination, prove himself, and earn Peary’s trust. Prolific illustrator Eric Velasquez uses full-bleed spreads made from textured watercolors in soft pastels. The pictures effectively convey the alien sweep of the Arctic terrain as well as Henson’s grit and determination. Illustrator Eric Velasquez's pictures show great landscapes and pivotal moments in Henson's life greatly

I, Matthew Henson : Polar Explorer. Carole Boston Weatherford. Walmart 9780802796882. Weatherford details the life of explorer Matthew Henson in an interesting way. Each page begins with the words "I did not" or "We did no. These phrases illustrate that each action Henson took in life was to eventually grasp a great opportunity. Illustrator Eric Velasquez's pictures show great landscapes and pivotal moments in Henson's life greatly. This book would make a great addition to any unit on African American history or explorers.

I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer.

An eccentric, smart, and quirky bibliophile, Arturo Schomburg fueled his life with books. Eric Velasquez Illustrator. Illustrator Eric Velasquez, the son of Afro-Puerto Rican parents, was born in Spanish Harlem and grew up in Harlem. I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer. 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 injus.

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.

Jusari
The writing of the book makes this clear - every new spread repeats how Matthew Henson didn't persevere against some hardship - be it the environment, prejudice, hunger (they have to eat their sled dogs at one point, so if your kids are especially sensitive, be ready for it!), or superstition - in order to give up or fail at that point.

Matthew Henson, of course, actually existed and actually helped Peary reach the North Pole. In his words, he was the FIRST one there, in fact, but it's hard to know what really happened because afterwards Peary distanced himself from Henson when there were competing claims about which group of explorers had arrived first. (This is spelled out in the afterword instead of in the book proper, which allows the book to end on a happy, uplifting, and successful note instead of "I didn't do all this so that the guy I traveled with could say I didn't really help him and my accomplishment doesn't count, but you know what? That's what happened anyway".)

The writing is forceful and clear, and it's not so wordy you can't read it aloud.
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I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer is one of those "picture books" that ought to be read by both children and adults alike. As a child, I certainly didn't learn all these wonderful facts about the man who helped Robert Peary reach the North Pole. As I look for great books about perseverance and hard work for my children, it is always a joy to find a gem like "I Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer". Enjoy!
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I love a book where you come away with knowledge of someone or something you had absolutely no idea existed. In I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer, I learned about Matthew Henson, who together with Robert Peary became the first men to reach the North Pole.

I, Matthew Henson is written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Eric Velasquez. Through poetry, it tells the life story of Matthew Henson, an African American man with big dreams of exploring the world. Born in 1866, Henson lived in a time when African Americans had very limited opportunities in the world. Through hard work and a little luck, he accomplished goals most people only dreamt about. Written in lyrical first person verse, the hardships he encountered along the way (such as serving as a manservant, frigid weather, racism) are beautifully and realistically depicted:

"We had not survived the frigid cold
that broke some and killed others
to let our dream belt when hope
and cash ran low. While others gave up,
we returned to the polar region
and, guided by Eskimos, fetched
a prize from the ice cap-a meteor,
which Peary sold to raise funds."

Henson, Peary and four Eskimos reached the North Pole on April 6, 1909. While the book ends on a positive note, there's an extensive author's note at the end of the book which talks about the controversy that Henson and Peary experienced after their journey. Someone else claimed to have gotten there first, and then some authorities dismissed their accomplishment because of the color of Henson's skin. While eventually all was resolved, the book presents a realistic portrayal of the trials experienced by one African American at the turn of the century.
I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer ebook
Author:
Eric Velasquez,Carole Boston Weatherford
Category:
History
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1895 kb
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1119 kb
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Publisher:
Walker Publishing Company Inc.; First Edition edition (2008)
Rating:
4.9
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