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What Color Is My World?

By Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Illustrated by Ben Boos, A. G. Ford

“Get ready to have your mind blown with this fun book.” — The Washington Post

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.

  • Features the lives and work of seventeen largely unknown inventors and innovators whose work contributed to objects we use every day.
  • Following the New York Times-bestselling large-format novelty edition of this title, the paperback is a smaller, more accessible, and more affordable format.

About the author

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 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. 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.

About the illustrator

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.

ISBN: 9780763664428
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2014
Dimensions: 152 x 228mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $17.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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