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What Color Is My World?

(2012)
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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.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors
Author(s): Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
ISBN: 0-7636-4564-8 / 978-0-7636-4564-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

December 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors
Author(s): Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
ISBN: 0-7636-6442-1 / 978-0-7636-6442-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

March 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: What Color Is My World?
Author(s): Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
Publisher: Candlewick
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