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Shoes for Everyone: A Story about Jan Matzeliger

Paperback - 01 August 1986
Mitchell, Barbara (Author)
Mitchell, Hetty (Illustrator)
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Jan Matzeliger felt anything but welcome in Philadelphia in 1873. As well as being a foreigner, Jan was half African American, which meant that most doors were closed to him. Although the Civil War had been over for nearly ten years, inequality for African Americans still persisted in its aftermath. However, Jan refused to let prejudice keep him from achieving his dream of making a shoe-lasting machine to replace the tedious, time-consuming hand sewing that held up shoe manufacturing processes in his day.

Product Details

ISBN-10: 0876144733

ISBN-13: 9780876144732

Publisher: Lerner Classroom       

Language: English

Age Range: 09 - 14 years

Grade Level: 04 - 09

Format: Paperback | 63 Pages

Product Dimension (L x W x H): 21.72 x 15.06 x 0.61 CM

Shipping Weight: 0.13 Kg

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