What Color is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Author) Raymond Obstfeld (Author)
Ben Boos (Illustrator) A. G. Ford (Illustrator)
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Age Groups: Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12

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.

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.

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SKU M112032
ISBN 9780763664428
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 880L
Guided Reading Level T
Page Count 96
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Middle Grade Nonfiction
Additional Contributor Raymond Obstfeld
Primary Contributor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Age Groups Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12
Publisher Candlewick Press