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Lynda Jones

Great Black Heroes: Five Brilliant Scientists (Scholastic Reader, Level 4): Five Brilliant Scientists (Level 4)


This easy-to-read biography describes the early lives and notable achievements of Susan McKinney Steward, the first Black female doctor in New York State; George Washington Carver, the world-famous agricultural scientist most noted for his work with peanuts; Ernest Everett Just, a remarkable marine biologist known as the expert on the early life of sea animals; Percy Lavon Julian, an outstanding chemist who discovered drugs to treat glaucoma and arthritis; and Shirley Ann Jackson, a nuclear physicist who helped AT&T design and build circuits for long distance communication. Archival photographs and Ron Garnett's realistic illustrations of the five personalities help to illuminate the biographies.