Saving the Day
Garrett Morgan's Life-Changing Invention of the Traffic Signal (A Sweet Blackberry Book)
Before Garrett Morgan became a successful inventor and saved countless lives with his creations, he was a little boy with a head full of ideas on how to make life better for everyone.
At a tumultuous time filled with racism and discrimination, Garrett became a prominent business man and skilled inventor who produced the traffic signal, a gas mask, and others objects still used today.
This second book from the award-winning children's film series founded by Karyn Parsons, Sweet Blackberry, comes a little-known story about a man whose talent would be a gift to the world.
Praise For Saving the Day: Garrett Morgan's Life-Changing Invention of the Traffic Signal (A Sweet Blackberry Book)…
* “The story of Morgan’s accomplishments is entertaining and informative. A fine contribution to African American creative nonfiction for young readers.”—Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Flying Free: How Bessie Coleman's Dreams Took Flight:
“A nice biography of a trailblazer who broke a glass ceiling in aviation for women, and for people of color.”
“[R. Gregory] Christie’s stylized illustrations bring life to Coleman’s trailblazing achievements.”—Publishers Weekly
"[A] worthy introduction."—Booklist
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316457262, 48pp.
Publication Date: December 7, 2021
About the Author
R. Gregory Christie is a Caldecott Honor Winner, a six-time recipient of a Coretta Scott King Award Honor, a two-time winner of the New York Times 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year (2000 and 2002), a winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for illustration, and a recipient of the NAACP's Image Award. He is the illustrator on Karyn Parson's Sweet Blackberry films, and its picture book Flying Free: How Bessie Coleman's Dreams Took Flight. When he's not illustrating books, he operates GAS-ART GIFTS, a children's bookstore with autographed copies in Decatur, Georgia.