Henson, Heather

Lift Your Light a Little Higher: The Story of Stephen Bishop: Slave-Explorer

(2) K-3 Illustrated by Bryan Collier. In a first-person fictionalized narrative, intrepid Mammoth Cave explorer and leader Stephen Bishop guides us through his remarkable life story. Bishop's tone vacillates between pride in his accomplishments and a stonier tone regarding his enslavement in 1840s Kentucky. Collier's deft watercolor and collage illustrations emphasize perspective and lighting. A fitting tribute to a historical figure who led so many yet had to remain behind.


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