Holt, Hannah

The Diamond and the Boy: The Creation of Diamonds & the Life of H. Tracy Hall

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Jay Fleck. Holt presents parallel stories of the geological development of diamonds and the life of her grandfather Tracy Hall, inventor of lab-made diamonds. While the poetic text is a strong read-aloud, the book's complex science may be better suited to older children. On balance, Fleck's pencil and digital illustrations, with strong shapes and sharp angles, give young readers a visually stimulating entry point. More on both topics is appended. Timeline. Bib.


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