Henson, Heather Lift Your Light a Little Higher: The Story of Stephen Bishop: Slave-Explorer, Illustrated by Collier, Bryan. PICTURE BOOK. Caitlyn Dlouhy Book (Aheneum), 2016. $17.99. Content: G
The story of Stephen Bishop who lived in the mid 1800’s as a slave in the state of Kentucky. His main job was to explore and then give guided tours of the Mammoth Cave system. He was well known for his accomplishments and discoveries. His name is still there today, written in his own handwriting.
This is a wonderful mini-biography that illuminates the true life of a slave and his accomplishments, with a unique voice and eloquence that is a tribute to the man. It would be great for a unit on slavery or on introducing the Mammoth Cave system. The artwork is just beautiful with my favorite when Stephen is running the stream water through his hands.
EL – ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.