What Color Is My World?: the lost history of African-American inventors

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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.
Back matter includes an authors’ note and sources.
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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.
Back matter includes an authors' note and sources.

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subject_facetAfrican American inventors
African American inventors -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
African American inventors -- Juvenile fiction
African Americans
African Americans -- Fiction
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction
African Americans -- Juvenile literature
Biography
Brothers and sisters
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction
Electronic books
Fiction
Inventors -- Fiction
Juvenile works
Moving, Household
Moving, Household -- Fiction
Moving, Household -- Juvenile fiction
Twins
Twins -- Fiction
Twins -- Juvenile fiction
title_displayWhat Color Is My World? The Lost History of African-American Inventors
title_fullWhat Color Is My World? The Lost History of African-American Inventors
What color is my world? : the lost history of African-American inventors [electronic resource] Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
What color is my world? [electronic resource] : the lost history of African-American inventors / Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld ; illustrated by Ben Boos & A.G. Ford
title_shortWhat Color Is My World?
title_subthe lost history of African-American inventors
topic_facetAfrican American inventors
African Americans
Biography & Autobiography
Brothers and sisters
Electronic books
Geography
Inventors
Juvenile Nonfiction
Moving, Household
Science
Twins