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Many inventors and scientists of color have made incredible contributions to our modern life! Each volume in this much-needed new series will be devoted to the life and work of one of these inventors and scientists. With a vivid writing style that will use humor as one of its primary ingredients, and illustrated with a combination of real photos and pictures featuring graphic art, each title in this series will describe how these heroes of diverse backgrounds faced the challenges of their times, and how their inventions and contributions changed our society.
Charles DrewBorn in Washington, D.C., in 1904, Charles R. Drew was a Black surgeon and medical researcher. Known as the “Father of The Blood Bank,” he researched in the field of blood transfusions, and developed improved techniques for blood storage. Among h Learn MoreSpecial Price $21.75 Regular Price $29.00
George Washington CarverBorn enslaved during the Civil War in Diamond, Missouri, George Washington Carver was an agricultural scientist and inventor. He promoted alternative crops to cotton and methods to prevent soil depletion. Among his many accomplishments, he developed Learn MoreSpecial Price $21.75 Regular Price $29.00
Lewis LatimerBorn in Chelsea, Massachusetts, in1848, Lewis Latimer was an inventor, a leader, a teacher, and a creator. He knew how to draw, knew the law, wrote books and poetry, and spoke several languages. Among his many accomplishments, he contributed to the d Learn MoreSpecial Price $21.75 Regular Price $29.00
Madam C. J. WalkerBorn Sarah Breedlove near Delta, Louisiana, in 1867, Madam C. J. Walker was an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political and social activist. She is recorded as the first female self-made millionaire in America. Among her many accomplishments, she Learn MoreSpecial Price $21.75 Regular Price $29.00