What Are You Figuring Now?
A Story about Benjamin Banneker
From the Series Creative Minds Biographies
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||LernerClassroom, Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||64|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.2|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF007020, JNF007090, JNF007050|
|Dimensions||5.875 x 8.5|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.6|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||4376|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Maps, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides|
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Creative Minds Biographies
Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →