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What color is my world? : the lost history of African-American inventors

Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Raymond Obstfeld; Ben Boos; AG Ford
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Did you know that James West invented the microphone in your cell phone? That Fred Jones invented the refrigerated truck that makes supermarkets possible? Or that Dr. Percy Julian synthesized cortisone from soy, easing untold people's pain? These are just some of the black inventors and innovators scoring big points in this dynamic look at several unsung heroes who shared a desire to improve people's lives. Offering  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Lift-the-flap books
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Inventors
Biography Juvenile literature
Fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Raymond Obstfeld; Ben Boos; AG Ford
ISBN: 9780763645649 0763645648
OCLC Number: 727702880
Notes: Includes historical facts about how African-American inventors changed the way we live on paper flaps.
Target Audience: Ages 8-12.; Elementary Grade.
Description: 36 pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 28 cm
Contents: Dr. Henry T. Sampson --
Granville T. Woods --
Lewis Howard Lattimer --
Dr. Mark Dean --
Dr. Valerie L. Thomas --
James E. West --
Joseph Lee --
Lloyd A. Hall --
George Crum --
Frederick McKinley Jones --
Daniel Hale Williams --
Dr. Charles Drew --
Dr. Percy Lavon Julian --
Alfred L. Cralle --
Lonnie Johnson --
Garrett Morgan.
Responsibility: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld ; illustrated by Ben Boos & A.G. Ford.
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Did you know that James West invented the microphone in your cell phone? That Fred Jones invented the refrigerated truck that makes supermarkets possible? Or that Dr. Percy Julian synthesized cortisone from soy, easing untold people's pain? These are just some of the black inventors and innovators scoring big points in this dynamic look at several unsung heroes who shared a desire to improve people's lives. Offering profiles with fast facts on flaps and framed by a story featuring two feisty twins, here is a nod to the minds behind the gamma electric cell and the ice-cream scoop, improvements to traffic lights, open-heart surgery, and more -- inventors whose ingenuity and perseverance against great odds made our world safer, better, and brighter.

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Inventions by African Americans

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2012-04-10) Good Permalink

This book is fiction and nonfiction mixed together. A brother and sister move into an old house where they meet an elderly handyman who shares lots of stories with the children. He tells them about inventors who are African American - ones that they hadn't heard about. The book has fold out inserts...
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