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Brilliant African-American Scientists

Nine Exceptional Lives

Series: Great Scientists and Famous Inventors

By Jeff C. Young

The contributions of African-American scientists include advancements in physics, medicine, biology, and computer science. The struggle to receive a decent education and overcome racial discrimination made these hard-won achievements. Jeff C. Young discusses the lives and accomplishments of scientists who persevered in the name of science. The African-American scientists profiled include Benjamin Banneker, George R. Carruthers, Charles R. Drew, Shirley Ann Jackson, Ernest Everett Just, Walter E. Massey, John P. Moon, Daniel Hale Williams, and Jane Cooke Wright.

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Reviews

". . . this series provides some solid information about well-known and lesser-known individuals important in their fields."

School Library Journal, Fall 2009

"The achievements of well-chosen personalities are highlighted in each volume."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2010

"The chapters are . . . packed with interesting and valuable information."

Association of Region XI School Libraries

"Young offers brief biographies of nine notable African-American scientists who not only entered professions that most African-Americans were barred from, but also made great strides within those professions."

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