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Mary McLeod Bethune : woman of courage

by McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
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CLP - Hill District Children's Biographies j E185.97.B34 M38 2013
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Collection  Children's Biographies
 
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CLP - Knoxville Children's Biographies j E185.97.B34 M38 2013
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Collection  Children's Biographies
 
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j E185.97.B34 M38 2013
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j E185.97.B34 M38 2013
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Biographies j E185.97.B34 M38 2013
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CLP - West End Children's Biographies j E185.97.B34 M38 2013
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Summary
After having a book snatched from her little hand, Mary McLeod, the child of former slaves, resolved to learn to read. Many years later, with 1.50 in her pocket, Mary McLeod Bethune set out to make education a reality for other African Americans. The school she started in Florida is a legacy that continues her mission today. Bethune founded the National Council of Negro Women and was appointed to the National Youth Administration by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This inspiring, readable biography shows the power of determination and a dream.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The Famous African Americans series does students a favor by offering a few titles on lesser-known figures, such as Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, and this brief but illuminating look at Mary McLeod Bethune. Mary Jane, as she was known as a kid, was her parents' fifteenth child but the first born free. Determined to read the family Bible, she went to school, then college, and then, with just $1.50 in her pocket, opened the first school for black girls in Daytona Beach, Florida. The desks were boxes; the pencils, coal. But, in a year, enrollment rocketed from 5 to 100, and Bethune was on her way to a career that would include White House meetings with FDR. Mediocre digital illustrations mix with fantastic period photos to make this a fascinating beginner bio.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017. Famous African Americans.
Subjects Bethune, Mary McLeod, -- 1875-1955 -- Juvenile literature.
Bethune, Mary McLeod, -- 1875-1955.
African American women educators -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women social reformers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Teachers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women educators.
Reformers.
Teachers.
African Americans -- Biography.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow Publishers, Inc.,2013
Contributors McKissack, Fredrick, author.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 x 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 23) and index.
ISBN 9780766041035
0766041034
9781464402043
1464402043
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