Multcolib Kids Picks: African American Experience--Leaders

The Frog Scientist
The Frog Scientist By Turner, Pamela S. (Book - 2009 ) j 597.89 T951f 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Tyrone Hayes works to discover the effects pesticides have on frogs and, in turn, us.

Magic Trash
Magic Trash A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art By Shapiro, J. H. (Book - 2011 ) j 709.2 G992s 2011 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:This picture book biography of Tyree Guyton, an urban environmental artist, shows how he transformed his decaying, crime-ridden neighborhood into the Heidelberg Project, an interactive sculpture park. The story spans from Tyree's childhood in 1950s Detroit to his early efforts to heal his community through art in the 1980s.

All Aboard!
All Aboard! Elijah McCoy's Steam Engine By Kulling, Monica (Book - 2010 ) j B-Ma1376k 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Simple text and illustrations explore the life of African Canadian inventor Elijah McCoy.

Ron's Big Mission
Ron's Big Mission By Blue, Rose (Book - 2009 ) jE BLUE 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:One summer day in 1959, nine-year-old Ron McNair, who dreams of becoming a pilot, walks into the Lake City, South Carolina, public library and insists on checking out some books, despite the rule that only white people can have library cards. Includes facts about McNair, who grew up to be an astronaut.

Molly, by Golly!
Molly, by Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter By Ochiltree, Dianne (Book - 2012 ) j 363.37092 W7256o 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Introduces the first known female firefighter, Molly Williams, an African American cook for New York City's Fire Company 11, who one winter day in 1818 with many volunteers sick with influenza jumped into action to stop a house fire.

What Color Is My World?
What Color Is My World? The Lost History of African-American Inventors By Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (Book - 2012 ) j ABDULJABB 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation: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.

Hand in Hand
Hand in Hand Ten Black Men Who Changed America By Pinkney, Andrea Davis (Book - 2012 ) j 973.0496073 P6557h 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents the stories of ten African-American men from different eras in American history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from slavery to the modern day.

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