The Unstoppable Garrett Morgan: Inventor, Entrepreneur, Hero

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Lee & Low Books
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8.7 X 10.6 X 0.6 inches | 1.01 pounds

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About the Author

Growing up, Joan DiCicco loved reading biographies and was inspired by other people's stories. She was drawn to Garrett Morgan's story after seeing him described in an anthology of African-American inventors as the only "hero-inventor" among them. This is her first picture book. Joan and her husband live in Portland, Oregon. You can visit her online at

Ebony Glenn is a children's book illustrator who enjoys bringing stories to life with whimsical and expressive imagery. A passion for the arts, great storytelling, and advocating for more diverse narratives in children's books, she aims to create art that will foster a love of reading in young readers. You can find her online at


"A stirring tribute to black excellence." -- Kirkus Reviews

"[A] riveting tale of a man who fought against stacked odds to accomplish what he put his mind to." -- Publishers Weekly

"Young readers will relate to this straightforward message of perseverance and encouragement and will warm to Glenn's attractive sepia-tinted pencil and watercolor illustrations." -- School Library Journal

"This biography will find plenty of use in intermediate grades with units on Black history, inventors, segregation, the great migration, or early American history. Media specialists, teachers, and librarians will find this book to be a good addition to their collections and STEM offerings." -- Booklist

Best Children's Books of the Year - Bank Street College of Education
Best Multicultural Books - Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature
Bluestem Award Nominee 2022 - Association of Illinois School Library Educators