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Author Schwartz, Simon, 1982- author, illustrator.

Title First man : reimagining Matthew Henson / Simon Schwartz ; translated by Laura Watkinson.

Publication Info. Minneapolis : Graphic Universe, 2015.


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 Rocky Hill - Downloadable Materials  EBSCO Ebook    Downloadable
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Description 1 online resource : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color)
Series Alaska Digital Library.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.4 1 177741.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary In this graphic novel, Simon Schwartz weaves biography and fiction together to explore the life of Arctic adventurer Matthew Henson. Moving between different time periods and incorporating Inuit mythology, Schwartz offers fresh perspective on the many challenges Henson confronted during his life. As a member of early missions to reach the North Pole, Henson braved subzero temperatures and shifting sea ice. As an African American at the turn of the twentieth century, he also faced harassment and prejudice. Henson won a place on Arctic expeditions through skill and determination--though he didn't receive the same credit as his teammates. He also won the respect of the native peoples he met during his journeys--though he couldn't prevent the harm that the expeditions caused them. More than a biography, First Man: Reimagining Matthew Henson is an artistic homage to Henson's accomplishments and the complicated realities of being a trailblazer in a society that didn't recognize black men as equals.
Language Translated from German.
Subject Henson, Matthew Alexander, 1866-1955 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Henson, Matthew Alexander, 1866-1955 -- Juvenile literature.
Henson, Matthew Alexander, 1866-1955. (OCoLC)fst00037702
Explorers -- Arctic regions -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Explorers -- Arctic regions -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Explorers -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Explorers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American explorers -- Arctic regions -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
African American explorers -- Arctic regions -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American explorers. (OCoLC)fst00799151
Explorers. (OCoLC)fst00918556
Arctic Regions. (OCoLC)fst01240227
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Other.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Geography.
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Comic books, strips, etc. (OCoLC)fst01423722
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Added Title Packeis. English
Other Form: Print version: 9781467758420 1467758426 9781467781060 1467781061 (DLC) 2014042111 (OCoLC)893721634
ISBN 9781467788564 (electronic bk.)
1467788562 (electronic bk.)
9781467789554 (electronic bk.)
1467789550 (electronic bk.)
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