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Whoosh! : Lonnie Johnson's super-soaking stream of inventions

by Barton, Chris,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 21 Libraries 21 of 31 copies
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Summary
A childhood favorite and summer staple, the Super Soaker was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for rockets, inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for an iconic toy.

Lonnie Johnson's life began alongside a whole mess of brothers and sisters and grew to include a love for rockets, robots, inventions, and creativity. With persistence and a passion for problem solving, he became an engineer and worked for NASA. But it is his invention of the Super Soaker water gun that has made his most memorable splash with kids and adults.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This picture book biography tells the story of Lonnie Johnson, kid rocket launcher, teen robot builder, adult NASA engineer, and inventor of the Super Soaker water toy. The story documents his perseverance in overcoming obstacles, some stemming from being African American a school aptitude text that indicated he was not cut out to be an engineer, the prejudice he and his high-school team experienced while winning the 1968 University of Alabama science fair, and professional doubts concerning his abilities. The narrative also covers his initial failure at becoming a self-employed entrepreneur, remedied only by the hard-won success of the Super Soaker. The text emphasizes the continuing support he received from his family, and the vibrant illustrations are especially effective at capturing expressions and mannerisms that bring Johnson to life (as when Johnson and his fellow Tuskegee Institute students party to a sound and light system constructed from left-over electronics). This upbeat tribute makes an engaging and inspiring addition to STEM collections.--McBroom, Kathleen Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Homemade robots, space probes, pressurized water rifles-the story of African-American inventor Lonnie Johnson is tailor-made for a young audience, and Barton and Tate do it justice in this inspiring account of a man driven toward innovation against the odds. Johnson's interest in engineering blossomed at an early age, and he went on to work on NASA's Galileo project and design what would become the popular Super Soaker water gun. Barton makes clear how Johnson struggled in his unconventional line of work, and also shows the rewards of his persistence. Tate's inviting digital illustrations bring an appropriately playful air to the pages, especially in a foldout spread showing the Super Soaker's blast in all of its glory. Ages 7-10. Author's agent: Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary. Illustrator's agent: Caryn Wiseman, Andrea Brown Literary. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Johnson, Lonnie, -- 1949- -- Juvenile literature.
Johnson, Lonnie, -- 1949-
African American inventors -- Alabama -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Alabama -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Inventors.
African Americans -- Biography.
Publisher Watertown, MA :2016
Contributors Tate, Don, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781580892971
1580892973
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