Black Inventors: 15 Inventions That Changed The World

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A Black History Book For Kids.

Read about these amazing Black Inventors and more.

  • Learn how Lyda Newman became an inventor at the early age of 14, when she engineered an improved hairbrush design that made it easier and more affordable to properly care for Black hair.
  • Find out how Lisa Gelobter developed internet technology inventions that people rely on every day, including web animation, GIFs, and online videos.
  • Explore how Benjamin Banneker used his knowledge of math and science to build the first wooden clock, create an almanac, and help design the city that became Washington, D.C.
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Throughout history, Black inventors have achieved some of the world’s greatest advancements in science, technology, engineering, and math. This book highlights 15 men and women who made a big impact with their inventions.

Lonnie Johnson was working on a heat pump and accidentally created one of the best-selling toys in the world. Marie Van Brittan Brown didn’t feel safe in her home so she created her own security system. When Sarah Goode heard her customers complaining about the lack of space for furniture in their small apartments, she created a desk that folded out into a bed.

This book was written for kids ages 8-12 but can be enjoyed by all ages including adults.

Paperback: 120 pages
Size: 5.98 x 9.02 inches
All books ship via media mail.

2 reviews for Black Inventors: 15 Inventions That Changed The World

  1. Mary Bricker-Jenkins (verified owner)

    Opens the box of dreams wide!

  2. Faye

    Great book for children and adults.

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