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What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors
By A. G. Ford (illustrator), Raymond Obstfeld, Ben Boos (illustrator) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Candlewick Pr
Publication date January 3, 2012
Pages 36
Binding School and Library
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780763645649
ISBN-10 0763645648
Dimensions 0.75 by 11 by 10 in.
Weight 1.80 lbs.
Original list price $17.99
Other format details juvenile
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Paperback
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Reprint edition from Candlewick Pr (December 10, 2013)
9780763664428 | details & prices | 90 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.26 lbs | List price $5.99
About: “Get ready to have your mind blown with this fun book.
School and Library
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from Candlewick Pr (January 3, 2012)
9780763645649 | details & prices | 36 pages | 11.00 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 1.80 lbs | List price $17.99
About: 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.

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