Monday, October 15, 2012

What Colors is my World? by Abdul-Jabbar - ADVISABLE

Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem and Raymond Obstfeld What Colors is my World? The Lost History of African-American Inventors, 36 p. Candlewick, 2012.  $18.  BIOGRAPHY.  Content: G.  

Told in the context of two children who unhappy with their new home, a kind handy man tells them the history of things around their home and the black inventors (this is the term the book uses)who helped make so many things possible.  Even though the construct is fictional, all of the information is solid facts, told in a way that makes them interesting to children of many ages.  This would be a great general book about the invention process in general and black inventors in particular.  

EL – ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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