The Woman Who Invented Weaving

The BMT Collection

Children - Educational
30 Pages
Reviewed on 01/29/2019
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Reviewed by Barbara Fanson for Readers' Favorite

Wow! I can’t believe how many female inventors there are! The Woman Who Invented Weaving is a book full of inspirational inventors and their inventions. Author Christopher Davis, Jr. has gathered ten names of outstanding women and their contributions to a more modernized world. Written in rhyming form, each page has a full-color illustration of the inventor and then an illustration of the item she invented. I’ve been using an ironing board and never even thought about the person who invented it. Or how about a home security system that can be viewed on televisions? Where would we be without touch-tone telephones and caller ID, to name just a few? These are everyday items that we use regularly and never realized who created it. The next time I’m in the washroom, I will think of Mary B. Kenner and her toilet paper holder.

Learn about ten Black American inventors and their contributions to making our lives cleaner and more efficient. Author Christopher Davis, Jr. pays homage to these little-known women by writing short, rhyming descriptions of their inventions. The short, easy-to-read book is wonderfully illustrated by Sri Sayekti, Fahim Pranto, and Pratap Sharma. Their stylish drawings of the featured women capture reader attention and bring them into the book. Then another page shows an illustration of their invention. Well done. Their creations have changed the world as we know it. I highly recommend this book in public and school libraries, as well as home libraries. I believe it will inspire young women—and men—to be the best they can be.