What Color Is My World?: How African-American Inventors Have Changed the Way We Live
- All Products
- Accompaniment Tracks
- Bible Accessories
- Bible Covers
- Bible Studies & Curriculum
- Buy in Bulk
- Christian Living
- Church & Pastoral
- Church Supplies
- Clothing & Accessories
- Crafts & Recreation
- eBooks On Sale
- Gift & Home
- Last Chance Bargains
- New Release
- Slightly Imperfect
- Sunday School
The story of the siblings is placed in the center of a two-page spread, while fold-out leafs on either side provide inventor features. Each inventor-section includes a portrait, name, dates, most famous invention, "fast facts," and a short biography on the interior. Two-page feature spreads on inventors are also integrated throughout, with other features representing what Herbie is writing in his notebook. 35 pages, hardcover. Oversized book, 11" x 10".
Number of Pages: 44
Vendor: Candlewick Press
Publication Date: 2012
Availability: In Stock
Other Customers Also Purchased
A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave PoetKathryn LaskyCandlewick / Trade Paperback$4.49 Retail:
$4.99Save 10% ($0.50)Availability: In StockCBD Stock No: WW660918
Vision of Beauty: The Story of Sarah Breedlove WalkerKathryn LaskyCandlewick / Trade Paperback$4.49 Retail:
$4.99Save 10% ($0.50)Availability: In StockCBD Stock No: WW660925
Black Heritage, The Best Book of Black BiographiesCarole MarshGallopade International / 2015 / Trade Paperback$7.79Availability: In StockCBD Stock No: WW351180
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.
Raymond Obstfeld is the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction and is a professor of creative writing. He lives in California.
Ben Boos (1971-2011) is the author-illustrator of Swords: An Artist's Devotion and Fantasy: An Artist's Realm.
A. G. Ford is the illustrator of Goal! by Mina Javaherbin and the New York Times bestseller Barack by Jonah Winter, among other titles. A. G. Ford lives in Texas.
In his first foray into writing for children, basketball superstar Abdul-Jabbar teams with Obstfeld to
introduce 16 mostly lesser-known African American inventors through a fictional story told by young
twins, who learn that many items in a typical house and used by a majority of Americans were invented or developed by African Americans.