Black Men in Science: A Black History Book for Kids (Biographies for Kids)
Incredible stories of Black men who changed the course of science—for kids ages 8 to 12
All throughout history, Black men have made important contributions to scientific discovery. This collection of biographies for kids explores 15 of these intelligent men and the extraordinary scientific accomplishments they achieved—even when they faced huge challenges. You'll learn how they stood up against racism and inequality, and never stopped following their passions for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
This Black History Month, meet talented Black men from history who have helped:
- Explore our world—Discover inventors like Lewis Howard Latimer and biologists like George Washington Carver, and find out how they expanded our understanding of the world around us.
- Advance medicine—Learn the stories of doctors like James McCune Smith and Leonidas Berry who helped stop the spread of disease and change the way we perform surgery.
- Change the game—Find out how people like geneticist Rick Kittles and engineer Roy L. Clay Sr. are still doing important research and breaking barriers.
Dive into a world of inspiring men with this scientific entry into African American history books for kids.
Praise for Black Men in Science: A Black History Book for Kids (Biographies for Kids)
"This book is for all the youth (especially youth of color) who will see themselves in these great Black Men in Science! As a physician myself, I wish I had this book to show my younger self I am standing on the shoulders of these talented men! These men are missing in our history books. Thank you Brian Patrick Avery for bringing these stories to the forefront and inspiring young minds to grow." —David Inwards-Breland, MD, MPH, professor, UC San Diego
"In a wonderful fashion that is sure to capture a child's attention and intrigue, Bryan Avery shares stories of perseverance in the face of obstacles. In a brilliant interweaving of Black history, education, and inspiration, he invites the child to make the great next discovery. Bravo!" —Nicole Bueno, author
"As a Black man in medicine, I love seeing how this book inspires my 8 and 10 year old sons. They love reading about the different Black men in science, and learning from the definitions and resources added in the book. I can see how this book has ignited their love for history, especially Black history." —Dr. Alonzo L. Grant, obstetrics and gynecology physician, family man, and Black man in medicine