Great Black Heroes: Five Brave Explorers

By Wade Hudson

Reading Level: Early Elementary School
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: Cartwheel 1995

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Combining biographical information with illustrations and photographs, an introduction to Mae Jemison, Esteban, James Beckwourth, Jean Baptiste Pointe duSable, and Matthew Henson.


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Caldecott Medal

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