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Shoes for everyone : a story about Jan Matzeliger

Mitchell, Barbara 1941- (Author). Mitchell, Hetty (illustrator.).

Summary: A biography of the half-Dutch/half-black Surinamese man who, despite the hardships and prejudice he found in his new Massachusetts home, invented a shoe-lasting machine that revolutionized the shoe industry in the late nineteenth century.

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  • ISBN: 0876142900
  • Physical Description: 63 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [1986]

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
840L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.7 1 4374.
Subject: African Americans Biography Juvenile literature
Shoe industry Biography Juvenile literature
Inventors Juvenile literature
African American inventors Biography Juvenile literature
Shoemakers United States Biography Juvenile literature
Matzeliger, Jan Ernst 1852-1889 Juvenile literature
Genre: Biographies.

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  • 16 of 16 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.


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Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library JB MATZELIGER (Text) 39493104550084 Juvenile Biography Available -

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