MY PEOPLE ARE INNOVATIVE
Released March 2021
Did you know that potato chips, cell phones, and the hairbrush were all created by African American inventors? Kareem did not realize these intriguing facts until his homework assignment turned into an evening of learning. Join Kareem and his younger sister, Karen, as their parents teach them about African American men and women who invented many of the things we use in our lives every day.
The book will be available in paperback, hardback, and eBook.
THE STORY BEHIND THE BOOK
Dr. Thompson-Gray has been intrigued by African Americans who used their ingenuity to produce many of the things that we use in our everyday life. When she learned about their inventions, her response was, “Wow! My people are innovative.” After years of sharing information about African American inventors with her students, friends, and family, she decided to write a story to highlight these ingenious individuals. My People are Innovative: A Story About African American Inventors is Dr. Thompson-Gray’s second book. The story begins with a boy and his sister discussing a well-known African American inventor. The siblings spend the evening learning about other African American inventors from their parents. Stephanie Rogers Carter created the vibrant illustrations in the book, and she did an outstanding job bringing the inventions mentioned in the story to life.
Released May 21, 2020
Check out the latest work by Dr. Tasha Thompson-Gray. Trying to help children understand the pandemic and the “new normals” associated with the Covid-19 virus can be difficult for parents and teachers. This book makes it easier to have an age-appropriate discussion about the virus.
Available in English and Spanish!