Stephanie Bange's Reviews > The Diamond and the Boy: The Creation of Diamonds The Life of H. Tracy Hall

The Diamond and the Boy by Hannah Holt
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This picture book biography is two dual free verse poems that tell two parallel stories. On the left side of the page, readers learn how natural diamonds are created by the earth. On the right side of the page, they learn how a boy named H. Tracy Hall grew up, experimenting with creating man-made diamonds, finally perfected the process.

Pencil with color and texture added digitally by Jay Fleck add to the reading experience. The book includes a history about diamonds as gemstones, a short biography about Hall, a timeline fusing the two topics, and a selected bibliography of sources.

An intriguing way of presenting science, biography, and the scientific process together.

Recommended for PreSchool-grade 3.

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March 11, 2019 – Shelved

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