Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Black Inventors and Scientists

Renaud, Anne, 1957- author.

When a fussy patron sends his order of potatoes back twice, chef George Crum decides to have some f... More

Barton, Chris, author.

Chronicles the life and achievements of the NASA engineer and inventor, from his childhood to his a... More

Randolph, Joanne, editor.

Celebrates the accomplishments and innovations of African American scientists, engineers, inventors... More

Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-

While twins Ella and Herbie help the handyman Mr. Mital work on their new home, he tells them about... More

DiCicco, Joan, author.

"The biography of Garrett A. Morgan, an African American entrepreneur and prolific inventor, w... More

Patrick, Denise Lewis, author.

Lewis Latimer was one of the greatest inventors of his time. He was also an engineer who transforme... More

Kirkfield, Vivian, author.

"Sarah E. Goode was one of the first African-American women to get a US patent. Working in her... More

Parsons, Karyn, 1968- author.

"The story of Garrett Morgan, an African American inventor, who created the first automatic th... More

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

Lord, Michelle, author.

"Born in 1940s Harlem, Patricia Bath dreamed of being a doctor--even though that wasn't a... More

Mosca, Julia Finley, author.

"As a girl coming of age during the Civil Rights Movement, Patricia Bath made it her mission t... More

Mangal, Mélina, author.

Presents the life and accomplishments of the African American scientist, Ernest Everett Just, whose... More

Keller, Shana, 1977- author.

"Benjamin Banneker is known and admired for his work in science, mathematics, and astronomy. H... More

Bolden, Tonya, author.

"Award-winning author Tonya Bolden explores the black women who have changed the world of STEM... More

Pellum, Kimberly Brown, author.

"Throughout history, black women have blazed trails across the fields of science, technology, ... More

Krull, Kathleen, author.

"A picture-book biography on science superstar Neil deGrasse Tyson, the groundbreaking America... More

Maupin, Melissa, 1958- author.

Eighteenth-century mathematician and astronomer Benjamin Banneker was widely known and respected in... More

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

Bolden, Tonya, author.

"The life of Junius G. Groves, a sharecropper in Kansas who grew a modest potato farm into a p... More

Stille, Darlene R., author.

"Describes the life and times of African American entrepreneur C.J. Walker"-- ... More

Hobkirk, Lori, author.

"Starting a successful business is not an easy task. It was even more difficult for a Black wo... More

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