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Black Stars: African American Women Scientists and Inventors (Black Stars)

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This latest gem in the Black Stars Series brings African American women of science and invention to life. Countless African American women have made important contributions to science that impact the way we live, work, and think today. Too often their accomplishments have gone unrecorded. African American Women Scientists and Inventors introduces you to some of these outstanding women and their achievements.

Here are lively profiles of both unsung and legendary heroines spanning three hundred years of American history. For example, find out how:

Madame C. J. Walker emerged from a heritage of slavery to develop the "Walker System" of hair care that allowed her to employ thousands, fund foundations and scholarships to help young African Americans——and become the first woman millionaire.

Bessie Blount Griffin, a physical therapist, invented a device to help the disabled feed themselves.

Angela D. Ferguson, M.D., discovered a way to detect sickle cell anemia in newborns.

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in physics, became a leader in her field. She was the first African American to become president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, where she teaches today.

Synopsis:

Meet African american women of science and invention from the early years to modern Times

Patricia Bath, M.D.
Miriam E. Benjamin
Ursula Burns
Alexa Canady, M.D.
Jewel Plummer Cobb, Ph.D.
Ellen F. Eglin
Angela D. Ferguson, M.D.
Sara E. Goode
Evelyn Boyd Granville, Ph.D.
Dannellia Gladden Green, Ph.D.
Bessie Blount Griffin
Betty Wright Harris, Ph.D.
Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.
Aprille Joy Ericsson Jackson, Ph.D.
Mae Jemison, M.D.
Marjorie Stewart Joyner, Ph.D.
Mary Kenner
Reatha Clark King, Ph.D.
Annie Turnbo Malone
Mildred Austin Smith
Valerie Thomas
Madame C. J. Walker
Jane Cooke Wright, M.D.
Roger Arliner Young, Ph.D.
Chavonda J. Jacobs Young, Ph.D.

Synopsis:

Meet African american women of science and invention from the early years to modern Times

Patricia Bath, M.D.
Miriam E. Benjamin
Ursula Burns
Alexa Canady, M.D.
Jewel Plummer Cobb, Ph.D.
Ellen F. Eglin
Angela D. Ferguson, M.D.
Sara E. Goode
Evelyn Boyd Granville, Ph.D.
Dannellia Gladden Green, Ph.D.
Bessie Blount Griffin
Betty Wright Harris, Ph.D.
Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.
Aprille Joy Ericsson Jackson, Ph.D.
Mae Jemison, M.D.
Marjorie Stewart Joyner, Ph.D.
Mary Kenner
Reatha Clark King, Ph.D.
Annie Turnbo Malone
Mildred Austin Smith
Valerie Thomas
Madame C. J. Walker
Jane Cooke Wright, M.D.
Roger Arliner Young, Ph.D.
Chavonda J. Jacobs Young, Ph.D.

About the Author

OTHA RICHARD SULLIVAN, Ed.D., is a former science teacher and middle school guidance counselor. As head of Detroit's program to infuse African American history into the public school curriculum, he instructed teachers on how to incorporate African American scientific history into their classes. He is also the author of African American Inventors (Wiley).

JIM HASKINS has written more than one hundred books for young readers, including African American Entrepreneurs (Wiley); his collaboration with Rosa Parks on her autobiography, Rosa Parks: My Story; and Black Eagles: African Americans in Aviation. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Washington Post Children's Book Guild Award for the body of his work, and the Coretta Scott King Book Award.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Georgia Williams Scaife, Ph.D.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

PART ONE: THE EARLY YEARS.

Ellen F. Eglin.

Sara E. Goode.

Miriam E. Benjamin.

PART TWO: INTO THE NEW CENTURY.

Madame C. J. Walker.

Annie Turnbo Malone.

Roger Arliner Young, Ph.D.

Marjorie Stewart Joyner, Ph.D.

PART THREE: MODERN TIMES.

Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner and Mildred Austin Smith.

Bessie Blount Griffin.

Jane Cooke Wright, M.D.

Evelyn Boyd Granville, Ph.D.

Jewel Plummer Cobb, Ph.D.

Angela D. Ferguson, M.D.

Reatha Clark King, Ph.D.

Betty Wright Harris, Ph.D.

Patricia Bath, M.D.

Valerie Thomas.

Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.

Alexa Canady, M.D.

Sharon J. Barnes.

Mae Jemison, M.D.

Ursula Burns.

Aprille Joy Ericsson Jackson, Ph.D.

Dannellia Gladden Green, Ph.D.

Chavonda J. Jacobs Young, Ph.D.

Chronology.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Picture Credits.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781118466391
Author:
Sullivan, Otha Richard
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Author:
Haskins, Jim
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children s History
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-World History
Copyright:
Series:
Black Stars
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
20120605
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160

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Product details 160 pages John Wiley & Sons - English 9781118466391 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Meet African american women of science and invention from the early years to modern Times

Patricia Bath, M.D.
Miriam E. Benjamin
Ursula Burns
Alexa Canady, M.D.
Jewel Plummer Cobb, Ph.D.
Ellen F. Eglin
Angela D. Ferguson, M.D.
Sara E. Goode
Evelyn Boyd Granville, Ph.D.
Dannellia Gladden Green, Ph.D.
Bessie Blount Griffin
Betty Wright Harris, Ph.D.
Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.
Aprille Joy Ericsson Jackson, Ph.D.
Mae Jemison, M.D.
Marjorie Stewart Joyner, Ph.D.
Mary Kenner
Reatha Clark King, Ph.D.
Annie Turnbo Malone
Mildred Austin Smith
Valerie Thomas
Madame C. J. Walker
Jane Cooke Wright, M.D.
Roger Arliner Young, Ph.D.
Chavonda J. Jacobs Young, Ph.D.

"Synopsis" by , Meet African american women of science and invention from the early years to modern Times

Patricia Bath, M.D.
Miriam E. Benjamin
Ursula Burns
Alexa Canady, M.D.
Jewel Plummer Cobb, Ph.D.
Ellen F. Eglin
Angela D. Ferguson, M.D.
Sara E. Goode
Evelyn Boyd Granville, Ph.D.
Dannellia Gladden Green, Ph.D.
Bessie Blount Griffin
Betty Wright Harris, Ph.D.
Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.
Aprille Joy Ericsson Jackson, Ph.D.
Mae Jemison, M.D.
Marjorie Stewart Joyner, Ph.D.
Mary Kenner
Reatha Clark King, Ph.D.
Annie Turnbo Malone
Mildred Austin Smith
Valerie Thomas
Madame C. J. Walker
Jane Cooke Wright, M.D.
Roger Arliner Young, Ph.D.
Chavonda J. Jacobs Young, Ph.D.

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