Lists and Suggestions for Kids
List: Black Inventors and Scientists
Mr. Crum's potato predicament
Renaud, Anne, 1957- author.
When a fussy patron sends his order of potatoes back twice, chef George Crum decides to have some f... More
Whoosh! : Lonnie Johnson's super-soaking stream of inventions
Barton, Chris, author.
Chronicles the life and achievements of the NASA engineer and inventor, from his childhood to his a... More
African American inventors & scientists
Randolph, Joanne, editor.
Celebrates the accomplishments and innovations of African American scientists, engineers, inventors... More
What color is my world? : the lost history of African-American inventors
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
While twins Ella and Herbie help the handyman Mr. Mital work on their new home, he tells them about... More
The unstoppable Garrett Morgan : inventor, entrepreneur, hero
DiCicco, Joan, author.
"The biography of Garrett A. Morgan, an African American entrepreneur and prolific inventor, w... More
Lewis Latimer : engineering wizard
Patrick, Denise Lewis, author.
Lewis Latimer was one of the greatest inventors of his time. He was also an engineer who transforme... More
Sweet dreams, Sarah
Kirkfield, Vivian, author.
"Sarah E. Goode was one of the first African-American women to get a US patent. Working in her... More
Saving the day : Garrett Morgan's life-changing invention of the traffic signal
Parsons, Karyn, 1968- author.
"The story of Garrett Morgan, an African American inventor, who created the first automatic th... More
Alice H. Parker and the furnace
Loh-Hagan, Virginia, author.
The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to ST... More
Miller, J. P. (Janice P.), author.
"Read about the men and women who have improved our lives through science including Dr. Daniel... More
Patricia's vision : the doctor who saved sight
Lord, Michelle, author.
"Born in 1940s Harlem, Patricia Bath dreamed of being a doctor--even though that wasn't a... More
The doctor with an eye for eyes : the story of Dr. Patricia Bath
Mosca, Julia Finley, author.
"As a girl coming of age during the Civil Rights Movement, Patricia Bath made it her mission t... More
The vast wonder of the world : biologist Ernest Everett Just
Mangal, Mélina, author.
Presents the life and accomplishments of the African American scientist, Ernest Everett Just, whose... More
Ticktock Banneker's clock
Keller, Shana, 1977- author.
"Benjamin Banneker is known and admired for his work in science, mathematics, and astronomy. H... More
Changing the equation : 50+ US Black women in STEM
Bolden, Tonya, author.
"Award-winning author Tonya Bolden explores the black women who have changed the world of STEM... More
Black women in science : a black history book for kids
Pellum, Kimberly Brown, author.
"Throughout history, black women have blazed trails across the fields of science, technology, ... More
Starstruck : the cosmic journey of Neil deGrasse Tyson
Krull, Kathleen, author.
"A picture-book biography on science superstar Neil deGrasse Tyson, the groundbreaking America... More
Benjamin Banneker : astronomer and mathematician
Maupin, Melissa, 1958- author.
Eighteenth-century mathematician and astronomer Benjamin Banneker was widely known and respected in... More
Urban biologist Danielle Lee
Cornell, Kari A., author.
"As a child, Danielle Lee loved looking at plants and animals. Learn how Lee's love of bi... More
Box, Stephanie Anne, author.
"As a young child, Ayanna Howard liked figuring out how things worked. Her creativity and love... More
No small potatoes : Junius G. Groves and his kingdom in Kansas
Bolden, Tonya, author.
"The life of Junius G. Groves, a sharecropper in Kansas who grew a modest potato farm into a p... More
Madam C.J. Walker : the inspiring life story of the hair care entrepreneur
Stille, Darlene R., author.
"Describes the life and times of African American entrepreneur C.J. Walker"-- ... More
Madam C.J. Walker : entrepreneur
Hobkirk, Lori, author.
"Starting a successful business is not an easy task. It was even more difficult for a Black wo... More
Mae Jemison : first female African American astronaut
Uhl, Xina M., author.
"As the first African-American woman in space, Mae Jemison inspired the nation and the world. ... More
Eboch, M. M., author.
"Annie Easley didn't plan to become a computer, but she needed a job, and she was good at... More