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Scholastic Reader Level 4: Great Black Heroes: Five Brilliant Scientists : Five Brilliant Scientists (level 4)

Series: Scholastic Reader, Level 4

by Lynda Jones, Illustrated By Ron Garnett


Cartwheel Books
February 2000


Non-Fiction
Ages 4 – 8 . Grades PreK – 3

Library of Congress: 99026687


Lexile measure: 770L

DRA: 40

Guided Reading: Q

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This easy-to-read biography describes the early lives and notable achievements of Susan McKinney Steward, the first Black female doctor in New York State; George Washington Carver, the world-famous agricultural scientist most noted for his work with peanuts; Ernest Everett Just, a remarkable marine biologist known as "the expert" on the early life of sea animals; Percy Lavon Julian, an outstanding chemist who discovered drugs to treat glaucoma and arthritis; and Shirley Ann Jackson, a nuclear physicist who helped AT&T design and build circuits for long distance communication.

Archival photographs and Ron Garnett's realistic illustrations of the five personalities help to illuminate the biographies.

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  • "This easy-reader provides short, concise biographical sketches of the early lives and major accomplishments of Susan McKinney Steward, George Washington Carver, Ernest Everett Just, Percy Lavon Julian, and Shirley Ann Jackson. Jones provides just enough information for reports for -younger primary or reluctant upper elementary students. The straight forward text is written in short, uncomplicated sentences with a few instances of fictionalization. Though the black-and-white archival photos and reproductions and the colorful artwork lack brightness and clarity, they still provide a personal touch and help readers see how these individuals looked at different stages of their lives. overall, this title is worth the purchase for its coverage and it's accessible format."-Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School Urbana, IL
    --School Library Journal, August 2,000

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