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Lewis Latimer: A Brilliant Inventor (Bright Minds): A Brilliant Inventor

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 Chelsea, Massachusetts, in 1848, Lewis Latimer was an inventor, a leader, a teacher, and a creator. He knew how to draw, knew the law, wrote books and poetry, and spoke several languages. Among his many accomplishments, he contributed to the design of the light bulb, and brought the electric light to cities around the world. It is time to remember how Lewis Latimer'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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