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Lewis Latimer: The Man Behind a Better Light Bulb
Lewis Latimer: The Man Behind a Better Light Bulb
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Lewis Latimer: The Man Behind a Better Light Bulb

Why is Lewis Latimer important? His invention of the carbon filament made light bulbs more afforable and longer lasting. Readers follow his journey from working with Alexander Graham Bell to improving Thomas Edison's light bulb. It's an enlightening story filled with engaging text and colorful images, all reviewed by Smithsonian experts.

Reading LevelGrades 1-3
Interest LevelGrades 1-3
Lexile Level670L
ATOS Level4.1
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #507177
Text TypeInformational Text
BrandSmithsonian Little Explorer
Page Count32
Capstone Interactive eBook
List Price: $30.65 School/Library Price

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School Library Journal - Jody Kopple, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA

"All the books provide some context for the invention, describe how it came into being, share a brief biography of the individual, and explain the impact of his creation. The straightforward writing uses short, concise sentences and is organized in a primarily chronological format. . . . These will be a strong addition to biography collections for the youngest readers." - School Library Journal

April 1, 2020

Nancy Dickmann

Nancy Dickmann

Nancy Dickmann has written more than 150 nonfiction books for children, specializing in science and history. Before becoming an author, she worked for many years as an editor and publisher of children’s books.

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