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Young Readers

All the Right Moves: The Najee McGreen Story


By Ron Berman Meet 18-year-old Najee McGreen, born and raised in Brooklyn, in New York City. Najee has dreams of doing big things in the world … BIG things. Is he a chart-topping rapper, a famous athlete, or a movie star? Nope. But he is living proof that with education, determination, and a willingness to [...]

How to Help Parents and Kids Get Over the Fear of Math


By Saundra Carter This book is a reference tool that describes time saving techniques, addresses areas of math that students find most difficult, and shares different ways of explaining problems that many students find challenging. Parents and students can relate to the problem areas presented in this book. Lessons are presented with real world examples [...]

Great Black Heroes: Five Brilliant Scientists


Written by Lynda Jones, Illustrated by Ron Garnett This biography series follows the lives of five great scientists: Susan McKinney Steward, George Washington Carver, Ernest Everett Just, Percy Lavon Julian, and Shirley Ann Jackson. These inspiring chapter-book biographies follow the lives of some of the most influential and talented African- Americans, detailing the obstacles they [...]

Great Black Heroes: Five Notable Inventors


Written by Wade Hudson, Illustrated by Ron Garnett This biography series follows the lives of five great inventors: Madam C.J. Walker, Garrett A. Morgan, Jan Ernst Matzeliger, Granville T. Woods and Elijah McCoy. These inspiring chapter-book biographies follow the lives of some of the most influential and talented African-Americans, detailing the obstacles they overcame and [...]

Great Black Heroes: Five Brave Explorers


Written by Wade Hudson, Illustrated by Ron Garnett This biography series follows the lives of five brave explorers: Dr. Mae Jemison, Matthew Henson, Jean DuSable, James Beckwourth and Esteban Dorantes. These inspiring chapter-book biographies follow the lives of some of the most influential and talented African-Americans, detailing the obstacles they overcame and their great accomplishments. [...]

George Washington Carver: The Genius Behind the Peanut


By Camilla J. Wilson George Washington Carver: The Genius Behind the Peanut, is a biography about the scientist George Washington Carver. The book explains Carver’s life in chronological order. His mother was a slave owned by Moses Carver. Carver would have normally worked in the fields but he was so sickly that he helped out [...]

Black Pioneers of Science and Invention


Written by Dr. Louis Haber A readable, perceptive account of the lives of fourteen gifted innovators who have played important roles in scientific and industrial progress. The achievements of Norbert Rillieux, Elijah McCoy, Lewis Howard Latimer, Lloyd A. Hall, Louis Tompkins Wright, and others have made jobs easier, saved countless lives, and in many cases, [...]

Brainstorm! The Stories of Twenty American Kid Inventors


Written by Tom Tucker; Drawings by Richard Loehle Here are some of the incredible kid inventions you can read about in Brainstorm! Seventh-grader Vanessa Hess fabricated a scratch-covering car wax for a science assignment; seven- year-old Maurice Scales built a doorstop to prevent toddlers’ mashed fingers for a school-wide contest. Colored car wax (1991) The [...]

Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science


Written by John Fleischman Phineas Gage, a railroad construction foreman, was blasting rock near Cavendish, Vermont, in 1848 when a thirteen-pound iron rod was shot through his brain. Miraculously, he survived to live another eleven years and become a textbook case in brain science. At the time, Phineas Gage seemed to recover completely from his [...]

Book of Black Heroes: Scientists, Healers, and Inventors (Book of Black Heroes)


Written by Wade Hudson   The highly anticipated third installment of the Book of Black Heroes series, Scientists, Healers, and Inventors spotlights African Americans who have made valuable contributions in the areas of science, medicine and creative invention. Reaching as far back as the 1700s to the trailblazing work of Benjamin Banneker, Scientists, Healers, and [...]

Honda: The Boy Who Dreamed of Cars


Written by Mark Weston One day in 1914 when Soichiro Honda was seven years old, an astonishing, moving dust cloud appeared in his small Japanese town. The cause was a leaky, noisy automobile—the first the boy had ever seen. At that moment Honda fell in love with cars, and a dream took hold. He would [...]

We Beat The Streets


Written by Sampson Davis, Sharon Draper, Rameck Hunt, and George Jenkins As The Three Doctors traveled around, people kept urging them to write a book for children. WE BEAT THE STREET (April 2005) is just the book the doctors ordered. It is a book of life lessons demonstrated through experiences by The Three Doctors targeted [...]

The Toothpaste Millionaire


Written by Jean Merrill Likable, clever, and inventive sixth-graders Rufus Mayflower and Kate Mackinstrey develop and sell toothpaste to become millionaires in just one year! This fun, breezy story includes many real-life mathematical problems which the characters must solve to succeed in their budding business. Is it possible for an ordinary (well, maybe not so [...]

The Gifted Kids’ Survival Guide


Written by Judy Galbraith Based on 1,000 new surveys with gifted kids, this book will continue to help countless bright, talented children know they”re not ”weird” or alone in the world. It answers their questions about what gifted is (and isn”t), how to cope with teasing, how to deal with high expectations and perfectionism, how [...]

Simon Bloom: The Gravity Keeper


Simon Bloom: The Gravity Keeper Written by Michael Reisman This is the story of Simon Bloom, an imaginative 11-year old boy who finds the wondrous Teacher’s Edition of Physics (or does it find him?), a Book that lets him control the laws of Physics. Simon and his friends, Owen and Alysha, have a great time [...]

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