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The Resource First man : reimagining Matthew Henson, Simon Schwartz ; translated by Laura Watkinson

First man : reimagining Matthew Henson, Simon Schwartz ; translated by Laura Watkinson

Label
First man : reimagining Matthew Henson
Title
First man
Title remainder
reimagining Matthew Henson
Statement of responsibility
Simon Schwartz ; translated by Laura Watkinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
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
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
G635.H4
LC item number
S4513 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
First man : reimagining Matthew Henson, Simon Schwartz ; translated by Laura Watkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn893721634
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781467781060
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014042111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (chiefly color)
Stock number
1392775
System control number
(OCoLC)893721634
Label
First man : reimagining Matthew Henson, Simon Schwartz ; translated by Laura Watkinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn893721634
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781467781060
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014042111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (chiefly color)
Stock number
1392775
System control number
(OCoLC)893721634

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