By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA's alltime best scorer, champions a lineup
of little-known African-American inventors during this full of life, kid-friendly book.
Did you recognize that James West invented the microphone on your cellular phone? That Fred Jones invented the refrigerated truck that makes supermarkets attainable? Or that Dr. Percy Julian synthesized cortisone from soy, easing untold people's ache? those are only the various black inventors and innovators scoring substantial issues during this dynamic examine numerous unsung heroes who shared a wish to enhance people's lives. providing profiles with quick evidence on flaps and framed via a humorous modern tale that includes feisty twins, here's a nod to the minds at the back of the gamma electrical mobilephone and the ice-cream scoop, advancements to site visitors lighting fixtures, open-heart surgical procedure, and extra - inventors whose ingenuity and perseverance opposed to nice odds made our international more secure, larger, and brighter.