E–pub What Color Is My World?
- What Color Is My World?
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- 11 June 2018
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ¹ 4 characters
What Color Is My World? Read & Download ✓ 104 Kets possible Or that Dr Percy Julian synthesized cortisone from soy easing untold people's pain These are just some of the black inventors and innovators scoring big points in this dynamic look at several unsung heroes who shared a desire to improve people's lives Offering profiles with fast facts on flap. This book can t decide what it wants to be and it suffers from the indecision Is it fiction or nonfiction How readers answer that uestion will determine their satisfaction with Jabbar s latest I found the information fascinating We know far too little about the contribution black scientists and innovators I really liked the authors use of that term to point out that most inventions were not invented by any one person but developed as a series of innovations and improvements upon the works of others and other minorities have contributed to our world If this were simply a collective biography written for elementary students I would laud it highly But the fictional narrative was an annoying addition It was contrived and hokey plus the fantasy twist at the end was too deus ex machina to suit me Instead of providing a plausible explanation for why a black adult would know so much about the achievements of his race the authors just throw in a little supernatural twist so no logical explanation is necessary Oh please This book addresses an important subject but it could have been so much better if the authors had written a true information book and included a Table of Contents index and the other elements that make nonfiction books so much easier to use As a result it s half a great book and the other half is just so soSummary Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
What Color Is My World? Read & Download ✓ 104 S and framed by a funny contemporary story featuring two feisty twins here is a nod to the minds behind the gamma electric cell and the ice cream scoop improvements to traffic lights open heart surgery and inventors whose ingenuity and perseverance against great odds made our world safer better and brighte. Content Area Crossover This book would be an excellent tool in a content crossover to social studies I had never heard of these amazing African American inventors in all my years of schooling I grew increasingly upset with that fact as I read this book It is important for all kids to learn about successful people who aren t just white males From my observations and experience there is a glaring exclusion of this information from textbooks that I can only interpret as racial bias This book would be a valuable supplement to the textbook and would allow African American students to be represented in the curriculum in a way that they often are not but should be and guide non African American students to view people who don t look just like them as valuable intelligent important and worthy of respect dignity and eual opportunity Bloom s Taxonomy Leveled uestions1 List three African American inventors written about in this book that you found most interesting and describe their inventions2 Compare and contrast what Ella was like at the beginning of the book to what she was like at the end of the book Attend to consistencies or inconsistencies in her behavior attitude and knowledge possible answers should include her shift from sassy and unwilling to help or learn to helpfulness less biting attitude and real interest in the historical information that Mr Latimer is telling her and her brother about3 James E West bio on pages 14 15 faced and overcame many hardships in his journey to success as an inventor He almost electrocuted himself to death as a child fixing a radio but he continued to work on and invent electronic devices throughout his life He had dyslexia but he MEMORIZED his textbooks so others didn t find out and went on to earn top grades in school His parents tried to talk him out of pursuing his doctorate because many people would not hire a black man to work in science regardless of his education but James got his doctorate anyway Does everyone react in the way that he did when facing extreme obstacles Explain your answer with scenarios from your life or the lives of others 4 Explain some ways in which Dr Percy Lavon Julian bio on pages 26 27 showed perseverance I would discuss the word perseverance with my students beforehand If he had given up after experiencing any one of these adversities what do you think the ending to his story might have been5 On page 23 Mr Mital describes how French Doctor Ernest Duchesne s valid research was rejected by scholars at the time because he was too young to be taken seriously in their opinion Ella then says They rejected him because he was too young Thousands of lives could have been saved Mr Mital responds Happens all the time You re too young you re too foreign youre too black you re too female And we all pay for it What do you think about this statement of Mr Mital s What are some conseuences of our society telling people they are too young foreign black or female to be taken seriously6 On pages 31 33 we learned about Garrett Morgan and his invention of the firefighter safety hood and the traffic signal Specifically page 31 gives a graphic novel style explanation of the night Morgan used his invention of the firefighter safety hood to save the lives of 29 men trapped in a poisonous gas filled tunnel under Lake Erie When he arrived on the scene with his hoods only two people believed in him and his invention enough to put the hoods on and go into the tunnel with him As they brought the first group of survivors out proving the efficiency of the hoods others put them on and began to assist Though everyone was referring to him as a hero that night when the newspaper articles covering the event came out the next day nobody mentioned Morgan or his invention at all Our book notes that Morgan was disappointed but not surprised He d faced this kind of racism his entire life Now let s imagine Garrett Morgan was a journaler Writing from his point of view create a possible journal entry he could have made the night after the newspaper articles came out that did not credit his bravery genius invention or heroism
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What Color Is My World? Read & Download ✓ 104 Kareem Abdul Jabbar basketball legend and the NBA's alltime leading scorer champions a lineupof little known African American inventors in this lively kid friendly bookDid you know that James West invented the microphone in your cell phone That Fred Jones invented the refrigerated truck that makes supermar. This is a book that I just acuired for my school library and I wasn t sure how to catalog it Was it fiction or biography So I read it and decided that even though it technically is a fictional story I think it would be best used in the history section It is the story of Ella and Herbie a brothersister twin set that has just moved to an older house that needs a little work There they met Mr Mital who was hired to be the handy man to fix up the house Mr Mital shares with Ella and Herbie all the wonderful contributions that various African American men and women have made to science medicine technology and other areas of life The format of this book is uniue The main story is written in a picture book format but the various biographies are featured in fold over flaps that you lift to read for further information In these flaps you meet Dr Henry T Sampson invented the gamma electric cell which converts radiation directly into electricity Lloyd A Hall who made great strides in food preservation and Daniel Hale Williams one of the first doctors to perform successful open heart surgery But not all had inventors had such important contributions We also learn that Lonnie Johnson invented the super soaker Alfred Cralle invented the ice cream scoop and George Crum invented the potato chip It was a fun book to read giving great information in a very non threatening fun format I can see this being a great springboard for further research on any of these people