What Color Is My World?

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What Color Is My World?
Written by Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763664421
ISBN-13: 9780763664428
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What Color Is My World?
The Lost History of African-American Inventors

author: Kareem Abdul Jabbar
illustrators: Ben Boos; A. G. Ford

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, champions a lineup of little-known African-American inventors in this lively, kid-friendly book. Offering profiles with fast facts and framed by a funny contemporary story featuring two feisty twins, here is a tribute to black inventors whose ingenuity and perseverance against great odds made our world safer, better, and brighter.
Back matter includes an authors’ note and sources.

“Get ready to have your mind blown with this fun book.” — The Washington Post
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$7.99 / $10.99
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763664421 /  9780763664428
on sale date:
12/2013
type/format:
Non-Fiction / Paperback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
96 / 6" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
 
subjects:
Biography & Autobiography; People & Places; Technology;
author’s comments:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the most famous and accomplished basketball players in U.S. history. Since retiring from the sport, he has committed himself to bringing history and social studies to young people and has written seven books, including the New York Times bestseller On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance, co-authored by Raymond Obstfeld. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar lives in California.

Raymond Obstfeld is the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction and is a professor of creative writing. He lives in California.
illustrator’s comments:
Ben Boos (1971-2011) is the author-illustrator of Swords: An Artist’s Devotion and Fantasy: An Artist’s Realm. He lives California.

A. G. Ford is the illustrator of Goal! by Mina Javaherbin and the New York Times bestseller Barack by Jonah Winter, among other titles. A. G. Ford lives in Texas.
 
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