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Charles Drew: The Innovator of the Blood Bank (Bright Minds)

Author/Illustrator: Janel Rodriguez , Subi Bosa
Ages 9-13
Published Apr 4th, 2023
$ 899 USD



Meet the inventors and scientists of color who changed the world!

Born in Washington, D.C., in 1904, Charles R. Drew was a Black surgeon and medical researcher. Known as the “Father of The Blood Bank,” he researched in the field of blood transfusions, and developed improved techniques for blood storage. Among his many accomplishments, he developed America’s first large-scale blood bank during World War II. It is time to remember how Charles R. Drew's inventions and his contributions changed our society… and our world!


Many inventors and scientists of color have made incredible contributions to our modern life. Each volume in this much-needed new series will be devoted to the life and work of one of these inventors and scientists. With a vivid writing style that will use humor as one of its primary ingredients, and illustrated with a combination of real photos and pictures featuring graphic art, each title in this series will describe how these heroes of diverse backgrounds faced the challenges of their times, and how their inventions and contributions changed our society.

Age Range:  8 - 12

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