Ticktock Banneker's Clock

Ticktock Banneker's Clock

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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.

Author: Shana Keller
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Published: 09/01/2016
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 11.10h x 9.10w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781585369560
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2016
School Library Journal 09/01/2016 pg. 177
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2017 - Recommended, Satisfactory