Mary McLeod Bethune
by Eloise Greenfield Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
During the years following the Civil War in rural South Carolina where opportunities for blacks to go to school were nonexistent, Mary McLeod Bethune had to overcome many obstacles to pursue her dream of education for all children . Simply told, this biography of an outstanding black educator has excellent illustrations.' 'SLJ. Children's Books of 1977 (Library of Congress)
- 8, 9, 10
- Interest Level
- Grades 3 - 5
- Grade Level Equivalent
- Lexile Measure
- Guided Reading
- General Fiction
About the Author and Illustrator
Eloise Greenfield Despite a full time service job, author Eloise Greenfield was determined to write books that told the truth about African-American people. Now she aims to give young people words that nourish the spirit.
Jerry Pinkney Jerry Pinkney has been illustrating children's books since 1964, illustrating over one hundred titles and has been the recipient of five Caldecott Honor Medals, a Caldecott Medal, and five The New York Times "Best Illustrated Books".