With Black History Month right around the corner, Monica Kulling’s book, All Aboard! Elijah McCoy’s Steam Engine is a charming introduction to inventor Elijah McCoy. Born the son of slaves, Elijah had a love of machines from an early age. His parents saved their money so that he could be educated in Scotland. Upon his return, he dreamed of a job as an engineer only to be turned down because he was Black. While working at the only job he could get, as a coal shoveler, he eventually came up with a safer and more efficient way to help engines run.
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Tundra Books website
This book was a gift from Tundra Books during 2010’s Blogfest. If you’d like a copy of your own, visit your local library or check out Tundra Book’s website.
*Black history month is coming up as I said and I have a few ideas that I will be trying out! Stay tuned!