What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (A) and Ray Obstfeld (A) and A.G. Ford (ILT)
List Price: $6.99 (Paperback - African American History / Scientists - 2013)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA's all time leading scorer, champions a lineup of little-known African-American inventors in this lively, kid-friendly book.
Description: 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 funny contemporary 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. (44 pgs) Ages 9-12
Ashay says, "I really really like this book by Kareem Abdul Jabbar. It includes many of our modern day black inventors and the biographies are great too. Young children like the pull out pages and the large format. This will make a great read aloud and can be used for core curriculum. Add it to your library today."
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches inches
Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces