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Famous Black Figures

by Isaac Awoyemi-Jacobs

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Above The Rim
this book was about Basketball player named Elgin Baylor. Black Basketball Players were not allowed to be at the basketball place, but at night, they would go there anyway.
in 1958, Elgin became a NBA basketball player. and he started going up-up-up and above the rim. he just hung on there and didn't think about letting go of the rim.
Elgin and his teammates moved to Los Angeles, California and started winning games.
King Of Ragtime
A boy named Scott Joplin loves playing piano's he started playing piano's since he was a young boy.

he has been practicing playing the piano with a white man. he took piano lessons, and he was becoming good at playing piano's. Then he became a popular piano player.
Salt in his shoes
A Boy named Michael had a dream to become taller so his mom putted salt in his shoes and he started practicing and the day of the game, Michael and his brothers headed to the basketball game. one of his brothers passed it to him and he made the shot and the game was over and Michael's team won. he ran home and said, "FATHER, I DID IT," he was very happy. then his brothers ran after him and said, "yes you did it," But, Michael's mom didn't stop putting salt in Michael's shoes and then he became an NBA basketball player
Saving The Day
A boy named Garret Morgan was waking up to a new day. the sun was rising. His whole family wan outside and Garret was struggling to do a lot of things. First he fell off a ladder, then he couldn't hammer a nail, then he was too weak to lift up things, He can't even lift up a pail.

Garret had to go inside and be alone for a few minutes then his mom came and told him to wait for his dad to come. He knew he was in trouble. He saw that his mom was mad at him. so was his dad.

his dad told him take a seat, he said that he had a great imagination to make something new that has not been seen ever before. he wanted to make a light that tells people to stop or go. so he invented a light called the traffic light.



WHOOSH!
A boy named Lonnie Johnson wanted to make inventions so he invented a robot named Linex. Lonnie needed Linex for a 1968 science fair. Lonnie was 1st place.
Lonnie would start studying at parties he was invited to. NASA needed to send an orbiter to Jupiter/Gas Giant and the only person to help was Lonnie. Lonnie was fixing a sink when suddenly.......

WHOOSH!

then Lonnie had an idea. he decided to make a watergun, then.........

WHOOSH!

Lonnie took a trip to show his new invention he turned it on and.........

WHOOSH!!
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