In this photo novel, Simon Schwartz weaves biography and fiction jointly to discover the lifetime of Arctic adventurer Matthew Henson. relocating among assorted time classes and incorporating Inuit mythology, Schwartz bargains a clean standpoint at the many demanding situations Henson faced in the course of his lifestyles.
As a member of early missions to arrive the North Pole, Henson braved subzero temperatures and moving sea ice. As an African American on the flip of the 20 th century, he additionally confronted harassment and prejudice. Henson gained a spot on Arctic expeditions via ability and determination—though he did not obtain an identical credits as his teammates. He additionally gained the dignity of the local peoples he met in the course of his journeys—though he could not hinder the damage that the expeditions brought on them.
More than a biography, First guy: Reimagining Matthew Henson is an inventive homage to Henson's accomplishments and the advanced realities of being a trailblazer in a society that did not realize black males as equals.