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 major scorer, champions a lineup
of little-known African-American inventors during this vigorous, 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 a few of the black inventors and innovators scoring titanic issues during this dynamic examine a number of unsung heroes who shared a wish to increase people's lives. providing profiles with speedy evidence on flaps and framed via a humorous modern tale that includes feisty twins, here's a nod to the minds at 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, higher, and brighter.

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