Review — Matthew Henson: Arctic Adventurer

This standout in the Graphic Biographies series briskly details the life of the American explorer who, with Robert Peary, blazed a trail into the Arctic and pinpointed the North Pole. Growing up in the late nineteenth century did not afford a young African American many opportunities, and Henson suffered through many menial jobs, indignities, and much discrimination before he became such a crucial part of American history.
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