Dear Benjamin Banneker
by Andrea Davis Pinkney Illustrated by Brian Pinkney
This book describes the life of America's first black scientist, Benjamin Banneker, who published his own almanac, helped survey the site for the nation's capital, and spoke out against slavery.
- Interest Level
- Grades 3 - 5
- Grade Level Equivalent
- Lexile Measure
- Guided Reading
- Tandem Library
About the Author and Illustrator
Andrea Davis Pinkney Andrea Davis Pinkney is the New York Times bestselling children's author, famous for her biographies of extraordinary African Americans.
Brian Pinkney Acclaimed artist Brian Pinkney is the illustrator of several highly-praised picture books including The Faithful Friend, In the Time of the Drums, and Duke Ellington. He is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and holds a master's degree in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Andrea, with whom he often collaborates, and his two children.