Dear Benjamin Banneker


Reading Level:

  • Elementary

 Pinkney, Brian. Dear Benjamin Banneker. 1994

A biography of the life of Benjamin Banneker who was born free and was able to move freely around. Banneker was an astronomer and mathematician, and he was also the first black American to publish an almanac. He counseled Jefferson on the issue of owning slaves. This book is recommended for elementary students, and contains very detailed illustrations that support the text well.