Outward Dreams: Black Inventors and Their Inventions (Paperback)
The art of invention knows no color. But in the early days, patents for new inventions were not available to blacks. Until they were considered citizens, black inventors were ignored, or their masters took credit for their discoveries. After the Civil War, black inventors still had to fight educational disadvantages and prejudice. Their struggles and their genius come alive on these pages through the words of master storyteller Jim Haskins.
About the Author
Jim Haskins is the author of over one hundred books and has an unrivaled background in writing African-American nonfiction for young readers. Among his many awards is the "Coretta Scott King Medal", which he received in 1977 for The Story of Stevie Wonder. Since then, he has won six Honor citations. Mr. Haskins splits his time between Gainesville, Florida, and New York City.
“Helps fill the void of lost information concerning the role black Americans played in shaping the history of our country.” —School Library Journal
“An inspiring work, this will enhance science, black history, and women's study courses.” —Booklist
“Useful and inspiring.” —Kirkus Reviews