Andre Beard made connecting trains easy with the Jenny coupler's big greasy hooks. Craig Thompson does it again with this bright, rhyme-filled book overflowing with black inventors such as, Elijah McCoy (the real McCoy), Augustus Jackson who revitalised ice cream, Madame C J Walker who changed black hair care, and many more. Craig Thompson moves the reader along with carefully chosen kid-speak that educates and stimulates. Put alongside the bright and vivacious illustrations by Roger James, this book comes alive.
A native of Baltimore and a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Craig Thompson holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Afro-American Studies. He is also a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law.