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What Are You Figuring Now? A Story About Benjamin Banneker

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In 1791 plans for the new capital city, Washington, D.C., were in the works, but someone was needed to help with the surveying. Thomas Jefferson recommended Benjamin Banneker for the job. Banneker was a free black man who lived at a time when black Americans had few, if any, rights. Yet he was an accomplished farmer, mathematician, astronomer, and surveyor. What Are You Figuring Now? is the story of a man who was never afraid to try something new, no matter how difficult.

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Product # 4243001
ISBN-13 9780876145210
ISBN-10 0876145217
Author Ferris, Jeri
Grade Level 4-8
Interest Level 3-7
Fiction/Nonfiction Nonfiction
Guided Reading Level P
Lexile Level 910
Publisher First Avenue
Page Count 64
Multicultural African American