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What does it take to change the world? Inventors, Makers, Barrier Breakers provides inspiring, in-depth stories of more than 25 diverse American inventors and entrepreneurs from colonial times to the present. Richly illustrated with photographs in color and black-and-white, Inventors, Makers, Barrier Breakers focuses on the process of invention, its joys and frustrations, social progress, and the obstacles each inventor had to overcome.

 

“This collection profiles both famous and lesser-known American inventors, entrepreneurs, and scientists from the 18th century to the present day, covering the social and historical contexts of their work….The most recent inventor covered is Elon Musk. A final section entitled “What About You?” encourages readers to be innovators, explicitly calling attention to the tremendous diversity (across many dimensions) of the individuals profiled…” —Kirkus Reviews

Thanks to a generous grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, we are able to give away 250 copies to middle school libraries.