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I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer

I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer

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by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Eric Velasquez (same illustrator as Jesse Owens, Fastest Man Alive). Copyright 2008.

Matthew Henson was born in the 1860s to sharecropper parents in Maryland and grew up in Washington, D.C. He heard a speech from Frederick Douglass, which inspired Henson to pursue his greatest dreams! In 1909, he, alongside Admiral Robert Peary, made history by being the first to reach the North Pole!

Hardcover with dust jacket and mylar covering in very good used condition. Former library copy with library stamps, stickers, discard markings, and card envelope.

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