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Keep On!: The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-Discoverer of the North Pole
Children's - 2nd-5th Grade, Age 7-10 
36 p. ; 
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ISBN 9781561458868
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From a Maryland cabin to the top of the world, Matthew Henson knew how to take advantage of opportunities, prove himself, and become a partner in exploration and accomplishment. An unforgettable look at an adventurer who deserves to be known by readers, young and old.
Publisher Summary
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.


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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