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Arctic Hero: The Incredible Life Of Matthew Henson
Catherine Johnson tells the incredible story of Matthew Henson, the African-American explorer who was written out of history - despite being one of the first to reach the North Pole. She presents a fascinating life, a great adventure and a compelling story of prejudice.
Published 2008 by Barrington Stoke
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Aug 09, 2012 Den rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: struggling readers, race issues
I found this laying around - one of the books I was reading to see which pupils it would appeal to at school and discovered I had never heard of this amazing man. It is all about Mathew Henson, who was an African-American explorer who finally reached the 'North Pole' and clearly shows the race divide during the beginning of the last century.