The Resource Ain't nothing but a man : my quest to find the real John Henry, Scott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson

Ain't nothing but a man : my quest to find the real John Henry, Scott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson

Label
Ain't nothing but a man : my quest to find the real John Henry
Title
Ain't nothing but a man
Title remainder
my quest to find the real John Henry
Statement of responsibility
Scott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Historian Scott Reynolds Nelson recounts how he came to discover the real John Henry, an African-American railroad worker who became a legend in the famous song
Title
Ain't nothing but a man
Creator
Contributor
Summary
Combining the story of the building of the railroads, the period of Reconstruction, folk tales, American mythology, and the tradition of work songs with his own personal quest, a renowned historian unravels the mystery surrounding the legendary African-American figure
Subject
Genre
Writing style
Award
  • Award/Notable book
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2009
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2008
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2009
Awards note
Young Hoosier Middle Grades Book Award Nominee, 2011-2012.
Biography type
individual biography
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237369
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973/.04960730092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1030
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
E185.97.H455
LC item number
N445 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 3
  • 4
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
juvenile
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my quest to find the real John Henry
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my quest to find the real John Henry
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Scott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson
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Aint nothing but a man
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my quest to find the real John Henry
Label
Ain't nothing but a man : my quest to find the real John Henry, Scott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 62) and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
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Content category
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Content type code
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Content type MARC source
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Contents
Stuck -- Scavenger -- Who were the 40,000 missing men? -- Following the clues in the song about John Henry -- Big Bend -- Breakthrough -- On trial -- The contest -- The trackliners speak -- Appendices
Control code
18434985
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
64 pages
Isbn
9781426300011
Isbn Type
(library)
Lccn
2007012446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
18434985
System control number
  • (12212)14784892
  • (OCoLC)122309229
  • (OCoLC)ocn122309229

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