Illustrated by Nikita Leanne
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.
Meet talented Black men in 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 Black history books for kids.