Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Title: Great Black History: Five Brilliant Scientists
Author: Lynda Jones
Illustrator: Ron Garnett
Publisher: Scholastic
Ages: 7-9

Synopsis: This is a series of short biographies of five black scientists; Ernest Just, George Washington Carver, Shirley Jackson, Susan McKinney Steward, and Percy Julian. The book looks into each scientist's lives from childhood to adulthood and how they became scientists.

Why should you read it: This is another one of the fascinating books covering the lives of African Americans who made great contributions to the world of science. The combination of wonderful illustrations by Ron Garnett and historical photographs help the reader to step back in time, experiencing what it was like during different historically significant eras.

Like-o-meter Rating: 5 out of 5...grab it!

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