Keep On!

Keep On!

The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-Discoverer of the North Pole

By Deborah Hopkinson; Stephen Alcorn (Illustrator)

Peachtree Publishers, Hardcover, 9781561454730, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 2009

This riveting account follows African-American explorer Matthew Henson's 1909 journey to the North Pole with Admiral Peary.

About the Author
Deborah Hopkinson is the author of numerous award-winning children's books, including "Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, " winner of the International Reading Association Award, "Girl Wonder, " winner of the Great Lakes Book Award, and "Apples to Oregon, " a Junior Library Guild Selection. She received the 2003 Washington State Book Award for "Under the Quilt for the Night." She lives in Oregon. Visit her on the Web at

Stephen Alcorn studied printmaking in Italy and illustrated the Modern Library series. He is the 1998 recipient of the Carter G. Woodson Book Award.