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Title:
African American achievers in science, medicine, and technology : a resource book for young learners, parents, teachers, and librarians
Author:
Marchʹe, Wina.
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Publication Information:
[Bloomington, Ind.] : 1stBooks, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xii, 399 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781410728944

9781410728951

9781414005829
Format :
Book

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Summary

The book introduces readers to over one hundred African American Achievers in medicine, science, and technology.   It is enjoyable information that has no age limit.   The writing even lends itself to being read aloud in the classroom and at family gatherings at home.   The author has managed to make each biography sing its story.

The book is a treat for young learners, parents, and teachers who wish information about achievers, but get "turned off" by the encyclopedic publications.   However, if the reader wants more information about an achiever, sources for further reading are listed.

Teachers of history who find that their classes are not high on young learners' popularity lists will find this book an excellent "appetizer" to help them develop "a taste" for history and biographies.

Aunts, uncles, grandparents, other relatives, and friends will find this book to be an excellent all year and anytime gift as well as an addition to their own library.   When the author reads aloud from the book she often hears.   "I didn't know that!" from members of the audience.