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    What color is my world? : the lost history of African-American inventors / Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld ; illustrated by Ben Boos & A.G. Ford
    Book | Candlewick Press | 2012 | First edition.
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    Edition
    First edition.
    Description
    36 pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 28 cm
    Note
    Includes historical facts about how African-American inventors changed the way we live on paper flaps.
    Bibliography
    Includes bibliographical references, videography and webliography (page 3 of cover).
    Summary
    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 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.
    Audience
    Ages 8-12.
    Elementary Grade.
    Note
    Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.1 2pts.
    Accelerated Reader 6.1.
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    Addl. Author
    Obstfeld, Raymond, 1952- author.
    Boos, Ben, 1971- illustrator.
    Ford, AG, illustrator.
    ISBN
    9780763645649 (hardback)
    0763645648 (hardback)
    Standard #
    99952219182
    9780763645649
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