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Barton, Chris.
WHOOSH! : LONNIE JOHNSON'S SUPER-SOAKING STREAM OF INVENTIONS
New York : Charlesbridge, 2016
IL 3-6, RL 4.9
ISBN
1580892973

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Who wouldn't want to play with a Super-Soaker, and learn how it was invented? It turns out that Lonnie Johnson from a young boy knew he wanted to invent things, as he constantly experimented and tinkered, designing three dimensional objects such as rockets and robots that really worked. This African American inventor's talent, passion and hard work paid off when he created an invention for NASA for the Galileo space probe. Whoosh! will inspire you to take things apart, learn how they work, and maybe eventually create your own inventions.  (Pennsylvania Young Readerís Choice Award 2017-2018)

SUBJECTS:     African Americans -- Biography.
                        Biographies.
                        Inventors. Johnson, Lonnie, 1949-
                        Toys -- Design and construction.
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