Black Inventors: 15 Inventions That Changed the World by Kathy Trusty
- The "first Black man of science"—Explore how Benjamin Banneker used his math and science knowledge to build the first wooden clock, create an almanac, and help design the city that became Washington, D.C.
- An innovator in Black hair care—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 care for Black hair properly.
- A web technology extraordinaire—Find out how Lisa Gelobter developed internet technology inventions that people rely on daily, including web animation, GIFs, and online videos.
Black inventors have achieved some of the world's most significant advancements in science, technology, engineering, and math. This book highlights 15 men and women who made a substantial impact with their inventions—from Marie Van Brittan Brown, who created the first home security system, to Mark Dean, who invented the personal computer. Learn about each inventor's creative process, invention, and how it's benefited our world.
Take a journey through the stories of Black inventors and their inventions. Learn about each inventor's creative process and design and how their creation benefited today's world.
Paperback: 120 pages