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

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

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA's alltime best scorer, champions a lineup
of little-known African-American inventors during this energetic, kid-friendly book.

Did you recognize that James West invented the microphone on your cellular phone? That Fred Jones invented the refrigerated truck that makes supermarkets attainable? Or that Dr. Percy Julian synthesized cortisone from soy, easing untold people's ache? those are only the various black inventors and innovators scoring substantial issues during this dynamic examine numerous unsung heroes who shared a wish to increase people's lives. providing profiles with quickly evidence on flaps and framed by means of a humorous modern tale that includes feisty twins, here's a nod to the minds in the back of the gamma electrical phone and the ice-cream scoop, advancements to site visitors lighting fixtures, open-heart surgical procedure, and extra - inventors whose ingenuity and perseverance opposed to nice odds made our global more secure, larger, and brighter.

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