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. Volume XXI Number 36. . . .May 22, 2015
Originally published in 1999, this award-winning book has been reprinted and issued in reinforced library binding and paperback. The original publication won School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People and was included in the New York Public Libraryís 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing. Author Tom Matthews has created a beautiful and informative record of the creative genius of Alexander Graham Bell using many of his own words and photos and illustrations from the time. A very readable text tells the story of AGB from his birth in Edinburgh in 1847, his emigration to Canada in 1870, his career in teaching and inventing in the United States, to his death at Beinn Bhreagh, NS, in 1922. The scope of Bellís interests is well-represented in photos of Bell at work and at home, and notes from Bellís detailed journals. Having examples of primary source material for students to study and learn from makes this book well worth purchasing. The added value, though, is the inspirational attitude that Bell modelled throughout his life.
Always Inventing: A Photobiography of Alexander Graham Bell includes a Foreword by Bellís great-grandson, an Afterword, a Chronology, a Bibliography, Index, and Educational Extensions.
Dr. Suzanne Pierson is a retired teacher-librarian, currently instructing Librarianship courses at Queenís University in Kingston, ON.
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