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Top 15 Children's Books for Black History Month

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African American inventors children's book

What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors


By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld

Recommended ages: 8 and up

Did you know that African-American inventors had a hand in everything from the ice-cream scoop and the refrigerated food truck to cortisone cream and open-heart surgery? In this book co-authored by NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, kids can learn about the great minds behind important inventions, product improvements, and scientific and medical discoveries that we take for granted.

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