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

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the most famous and accomplished basketball players in U.S. history. Since retiring from the sport, he has committed himself to bringing history and social studies to young people and has written seven books, including the New York Times bestseller On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance, co-authored by Raymond Obstfeld. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar lives in California.

    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.
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA's alltime 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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    ISBN 9780763645649
    Genre JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 3-4 Ages 8-9
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 36
    Publisher Date 2012-01-03 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Candlewick Pr
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 10.0 in
    Wdth 11.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 1.8 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Lost History of African-American Inventors
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
    Country of Origin United States

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