Mary McLeod Bethune
From the Set Fall 2003 Releases
Introduces the life and accomplishments of noted African-American author, Mary McLeod Bethune.
- The Drums of Africa
- Legacy of Learning
- A Life of Service
- A Diamond in the Rough
- Time Line
- Glossary Terms
- For Further Information
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.3|
|Guided Reading Level||U|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
A noteworthy review of Our People from School Library Journal on April 1, 2004
Common to these titles are brief, but not particularly easy, texts with large, clear type in a cleanly designed format. Relevant facts are scattered throughout the wide margins along with a few full-page sidebars that provide related historical background. In addition, these books include addresses of places to visit or contact, and, in place of a Web site list of possibly dated URLs, the publisher provides a link to its own site that, presumably, will be updated in a timely manner. (This link also takes one to the publisher’s online sales catalog.) The photos and reproductions that appear on every page are well chosen and clear. These slim titles also might be suitable for reluctant readers. One wonders, though, about the criteria for the brief glossaries when in Tubman, for example, the words ‘capture’ and ‘courage’ are included but ‘prophet’ and ‘disguising’ are not.
Author: Barbara A. Somervill
Barbara A. Somervill is the author of many books for children. She also writes video scripts and textbooks. She loves learning and sees every writing project as a chance to learn new information or gain a new understanding. Somervill grew up in New York State, but she has also lived in Toronto, Canada; Canberra, Australia; California; and South Carolina. She is a graduate of Saint Lawrence University in Canton, New York, and currently lives with her husband in Simpsonville, South Carolina.