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American Slave, American Hero

York of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Pringle, Laurence

(Book - 2006)
American Slave, American Hero
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The little-known life of York, the African American slave owned by William Clark, and his contributions to the success of the Lewis and Clark expedition are examined in this carefully crafted Society of School Librarians International Honor Book. Award-winning author Laurence Pringle gives an accurate account of York's life--before, during, and after the expedition. Using quotations from the expedition's journals, he tells how York's skills, strength, and intelligence helped in the day-to-day challenges of the journey. Artists Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu consulted with a Lewis and Clark expert to create thoroughly researched and stunning watercolor paintings of York's life.

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Publisher: Honesdale, Pa. : Calkins Creek Books, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781590782828
1590782828
Branch Call Number: j 917.8 P957a 2006
Characteristics: 40 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm
Additional Contributors: Hu, Ying-Hwa Illustrator
Van Wright, Cornelius Illustrator

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York's experiences are the focus of this presentation of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

The little-known life of York, the African American slave owned by William Clark, and his contributions to the success of the Lewis and Clark expedition are examined in this carefully crafted Society of School Librarians International Honor Book.


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