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What Color Is My World? : The Lost History Of African-american Inventors

What Color Is My World The Lost History

I suggest you pick up a copy of What Color Is My World? : The Lost History Of African-american Inventors an impressive book. Written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Raymond Obstfeld and it was published sometime in 2012 by Candlewick. The book has 44 pages. Many people point out they do not have time to read, however reading is yet another good utilization of time, especially with the correct history book. Let yourself become enveloped throughout this children's book. Envision oneself as the primary figure, curious about as well as struggling to find the answers in the process. You can get as creative as you choose with the scenario in your thoughts, click the link below.


Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Raymond Obstfeld

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend together with all the NBA's alltime leading scorer, champions a lineupof little-known African-American inventors in this lively, kid-friendly book. That Fred Jones invented the refrigerated truck that tends to make supermarkets possible? Offering profiles with fast facts on flaps and framed by a funny contemporary story featuring two feisty twins, here is a nod to the minds behind the gamma electric cell and the ice-cream scoop, improvements to traffic lights, open-heart surgery, and far much more - inventors whose ingenuity and perseverance against great odds made our planet safer, better, and brighter. These are just a quantity from the black inventors and innovators scoring big points in this dynamic look at several unsung heroes who shared a desire to increase people's lives. Or that Dr. Percy Julian synthesized cortisone from soy, easing untold people's pain? Did you know that James West invented the microphone in your cell phone?

Abdul-Jabbar: I first became enthusiastic about African-American inventors when I wrote Black Profiles in Courage in 1996. I knew at that time that I would someday want to do a thing about that inequity. I was surprised at how many inventors that affected our everyday life had been left out of what we learned in school. During that time I was immersed in black background and also the several courageous African-Americans that history books had overlooked.

Abdul-Jabbar: My favorite invention inside the book is the foil-electret microphone invented by James West due to the reality it has produced cell phone communication feasible. Those are the sort of men and women we must be exposing our children to. The cell phone has completely altered our globe. Today's kids can't imagine a time before there were cell phones or i Pods or i Pads. But all that was possible, in part, thanks to one black man who had to struggle against great odds to achieve his dream.

Abdul-Jabbar: I don't maintain a journal, but I do tweet on Twitter and have a Facebook site, which are the contemporary day equivalents. However, Herbie's journal is the kind I would have kept and wish I had as a youngster. I'm attempting to develop up for all that now with the books I write. It's filled with the sense of wonder he has in regards to the world. I had that same sense of wonder but I was a tiny too restless to write it all down.

Abdul-Jabbar: I don't think it will be any surprise that my favorite class was history. I've said a lot of times that if I hadn't grow to be an expert basketball player, I would have grow to be a history teacher. When we do learn those lessons, we're better equipped to create our personal dreams come true. There's so much to learn from history. The saying, “ Those that don't learn from history are condemned to repeat it” doesn't just apply to politicians and globe leaders, it applies to all of us on a daily basis. We can learn from mistakes of others, whether they're kings or our parents.

Abdul-Jabbar: I love basketball, but playing basketball doesn't fully define who I am. I'm also a son, a father, and a friend. I'm also an author, a student of history, and I collect memorabilia from the Wild West. I was always a good student, too. I didn't want to become pigeonholed as just a jock. Sure, I could have skated by as an athlete, but the world is so much bigger and far more interesting than any 1 thing.

Abdul-Jabbar: I study a lot as a kid. Some of my favorite books were The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas and The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling. Video games just can't compare employing the assortment and intensity of reading. One day I may be sword fighting in 17th Century France, the next I may be fighting off crazed assassins in 19th Century India. Reading opened up the planet like nothing at all else.

Abdul-Jabbar: It was a great honor, truly unforgettable. When I was a kid I imagined a day when we would have an African-American president. One of the great things about expanding older is the fact that you can see some of your childhood dreams about the world come true. I hope my books are a step in that direction. I imagined a day when youngsters of all races would play together without fear or prejudice. The world isn't perfect, but we're heading in the proper path and I just want to play my part in creating this a much far better world.

Abdul-Jabbar: I have a great quantity of ideas I'd like to tackle. There's no shortage in my imagination. History is filled with a great quantity of amazing people and I would like to bring them to light so they can inspire all of us--young and old--to turn into the type of folks we want to be.


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