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Peary & Henson: The Race to the North Pole
by Baron Bedesky (Goodreads Author)
This title is intended for ages 8-14. Although prejudiced attitudes in the early 1900s prevented African American explorer Mathew Henson from receiving his equal credit, he and Robert Peary were true partners in the dangerous race to discover the North Pole. This adventurous book describes how they survived exploration in the harsh climate of the Arctic by adopting the way ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Crabtree Publishing Company
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The format is magazine like with a mixture of illustrations, photographs, and cartoons. The layout includes different boxes with history snippets, information about the technology that Peary and Henson used, etc. This format is very informative, and does a good job presenting information in a way that is not necessarily nonlinear, which would enable the reader to contextualize Henson and Peary’s experiences with history, scientific discoveries, etc. On the one hand, I think that this format woul ...more