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Black Stars: African American Women Scientists and Inventors

ISBN: 978-1-118-46639-1
160 pages
June 2012
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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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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.

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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.

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