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Inspiring African-American Inventors

Nine Extraordinary Lives

Series: Great Scientists and Famous Inventors

By Jeff C. Young

The process of inventing something to improve or save lives is not easy. However, African Americans had to face a more difficult road than other inventors. From finding educational opportunities to securing the patents for their work, African-American inventors used determination and curiosity to make contributions that continue to affect us today. Author Jeff C. Young describes their struggles and triumphs. Inventors featured include Patricia Era Bath, George Washington Carver, Lonnie G. Johnson, Percy Lavon Julian, Lewis Howard Latimer, Jan E. Matzeliger, Garrett A. Morgan, Madame C. J. Walker, and Granville T. Woods.

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Reviews

". . . these books are useful and are to be commended for the diversity of subjects covered. As such, this series certainly belongs in middle school, junior high school, and public libraries."

VOYA, April 2010

"This title is not only useful for research but for pleasure reading as well. The text is detailed but written in an entertaining fashion . . . The layout is visually appealing."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, November 2009

". . . 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

"Clearly written and logically organized, this volume provides a useful guide to the subject."

Booklist, February 1, 2010

"An important feature of this book is the 'Report Links,' Internet sites that provides up-to-date document sources and pictures, valuable to anyone doing research or writing a report on African-American inventors."

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