What Color is My World?

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by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  NOVA. Percy Julian: Forgotten Genius. 2007. DVD.


  African-American Inventors. http://african-americaninventors.org/

  The Black Inventor On-Line Museum. http://blackinventor.com/

  Historical African American Inventors: The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences. https://webfiles.uci.edu/mcbrown/display/historical_inventors.html

  Museum of Black Inventions and Innovations. http://www.blackinventions101.com/

  Saint Louis Public Library. “Inventions and Patents of African-Americans — 19th Century.” http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/inv19.htm

  Saint Louis Public Library. “Inventions and Patents of African-Americans — 20th Century.” http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/inv20.htm

  Text copyright © 2012 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld

  Illustrations copyright © 2012 by Ben Boos and A. G. Ford

  All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, transmitted, or stored in an information retrieval system in any form or by any means, graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, taping, and recording, without prior written permission from the publisher.

  First electronic edition 2012

  The Library of Congress has cataloged the hardcover edition as follows:

  Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, date.

  What color is my world? : the lost history of African-American inventors / by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld. — 1st ed.

  p. cm.

  Summary: While twins Ella and Herbie help the handyman Mr. Mital work on their new home, he tells them about such inventors as Granville Woods, Dr. Henry T. Sampson, and James West, giving them a new view of their heritage as African Americans.

  ISBN 978-0-7636-4564-9 (hardcover)

  [1. Inventors — Fiction. 2. African Americans — Fiction. 3. Moving, Household — Fiction. 4. Brothers and sisters — Fiction. 5. Twins — Fiction.] I. Obstfeld, Raymond, date. II. Title.

  PZ7.A1589337Wh 2012

  [Fic] — dc23 2011018610

  ISBN 978-07636-6441-1 (electronic)

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