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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Sylvia Hawkins Little, Ph.D.
Publisher: Sylvia Hawkins Little
ISBN-13: 978-0-9801061-9-0
Release Date: November 15, 2016
Category: Nonfiction

Illumination: Lewis Howard Latimer

Thank a Black Man - Book 1

Synopsis:

Lewis Henry Latimer (bio poem). Latimer, born in 1884 to runaway slaves, had very little formal education, yet during his lifetime he obtained numerous patents; and was renown worldwide for his electrical lightning expertise. 

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Shirley Sprinkles said on 01/24/2017:
I will purchase this book for my grandchildren, who get all too little Black History in their schools.
Carl A. Hill said on 01/22/2017:
Parker class of June 1955, Looking forward to the book. good luck
Tasha Parker said on 01/21/2017:
Looking forward to reading this book!
Ellen R Bailey said on 01/21/2017:
Always good to read about the wonderful accomplishments of our forefathers!
Frank Schmitzer said on 01/19/2017:
Congrats to Sylvia for this fun to read and informative book about a black inventor whose carbon filament lightbulb revolutionized and illuminated the world.
Diedre F. Jones said on 01/19/2017:
Congratulations on a new best seller!!
Loretta Davis said on 01/19/2017:
Congratulations! I can't wait to read this wonderful work by a wonderful author.
Kenna Parker said on 01/18/2017:
Mrs. Little, congratulations on your latest book. I know it will be a great teaching tool in sharing our history. Blessings and continued success!
Lucy Grimm said on 11/05/2016:
Congrats! love the cover art

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it’s going to be hard
to realize dreams”
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Lewis Henry Latimer (bio poem). Latimer, born in 1884 to runaway slaves, had very little formal education, yet during his lifetime he obtained numerous patents; and was renown worldwide for his electrical lightning expertise. 

Award winning Children’s Book author, Dr. Little’s love of “Black History” and “poetry” was her motivation for writing the “THANK A BLACK MAN SERIES” honoring “Black Difference’s Makers”—Black men and women who through the years used their ingenuity, time and energies to make life better for everyone.  Many times, they didn’t receive credit for their efforts.  

Dr. Little holds a Doctorate of Philosophy and Masters of Education from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  Currently an independent education consultant, Dr. Little has been teacher, principal and school district assistant superintendent.   Like many historians, she believes “Black History” is a subject that can interest both black and non-black youth. Both groups can learn about “Blacks” contributions to the development of civilization and history and that neither race, religion, socio-economic status, nor family background hampers their ability to succeed.   Black youth can learn about people, like themselves, who have made a difference in the quality of life for others.

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Garnering Praise and Rave Reviews,  Readers Say .  . .


Dr. Sylvia Little’s delightful and clever poem, Illumination tells the story of the African American inventor, Lewis Howard Latimer, whose invention helped to make the electric light bulb practical and made possible the electrification of cities around the world.  This fun and upbeat biography includes importan history of the struggles Latimer and his family overcame and why we should “Thank a Black Man.” Frank Schmitzer, Retired Librarian.


Illumination: Lewis Howard Latimer” from the Thank A Black Man Series, by Dr. Sylvia Hawkins Little, is a much needed series on the contributions of Black men to American history. The illustrations are beautiful. The book is an easy read for struggling readers. I look forward to adding this book to my collection. Mary E. Kearse Ashford, Librarian, Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy, Austin ISD, Texas


Dr. Little’s book from her “Thank A Black Man” series supplies an in-depth analysis of various aspects of the life of Lewis Howard Latimer.  The construction of the book is well organized and lends itself successfully to the study of different time periods in history.  This book is an excellent resource to students and educators. Judith A. Cook, First Grade Teacher


The title of the book is befitting to the character of Darnell Hawkins, Sr. and my amazing friend Lisa Little.  Two people just like Lewis Howard Latimer that illuminated so many lives, and will continue to keep the light burning today, tomorrow and forever.   Thanks for sharing. Cheryl Richards, CTA, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau


“If you can’t read, 
it’s going to be hard
to realize dreams”
~Booker T. Washington~

    Guestbook Comments
    Shirley Sprinkles said on January 24, 2017:
    I will purchase this book for my grandchildren, who get all too little Black History in their schools.

    Carl A. Hill said on January 22, 2017:
    Parker class of June 1955, Looking forward to the book. good luck

    Tasha Parker said on January 21, 2017:
    Looking forward to reading this book!

    Ellen R Bailey said on January 21, 2017:
    Always good to read about the wonderful accomplishments of our forefathers!

    Frank Schmitzer said on January 19, 2017:
    Congrats to Sylvia for this fun to read and informative book about a black inventor whose carbon filament lightbulb revolutionized and illuminated the world.

    Diedre F. Jones said on January 19, 2017:
    Congratulations on a new best seller!!

    Loretta Davis said on January 19, 2017:
    Congratulations! I can't wait to read this wonderful work by a wonderful author.

    Kenna Parker said on January 18, 2017:
    Mrs. Little, congratulations on your latest book. I know it will be a great teaching tool in sharing our history. Blessings and continued success!

    Lucy Grimm said on November 5, 2016:
    Congrats! love the cover art

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