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Booklist: Lewis Latimer, Inventor

Light Bulb: Eureka! The Biography of an Idea
by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld & Stephanie Dehennin (4-8).
A historyof the light bulb, and a look at the many ways they light up our lives. Nonfiction.

Lewis Latimer: The Man Behind a Better Lightbulb
by Nancy Dickmann (6-8).
Follow Latimer’s work with Bell and Edison and learn how Latimer’s carbon filament changed the world. Nonfiction.

VIP: Lewis Latimer, Engineering Wizard
by Denise Lewis Patrick (6+).
An artist as well as engineer, Mr. Latimer is the focus but other trailblazing inventors are introduced here, too. Nonfiction.

What Color Is My World? The Lost History of African-American Inventors
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar et al. (8+).
A handyman teaches 13-year-old twins about undersung Black inventors, including Mr. Latimer. Nonfiction.