Super Soaker Inventor Lonnie Johnson

by Heather E. Schwartz

Part of a Series: STEM Trailblazer Bios.

As a kid, Lonnie Johnson liked to invent things. He often faced prejudice as an African American growing up in the segregated southern United States, but he eventually became an engineer for the US Air Force and NASA. He was working on a different invention when he came up with the idea for a new type of water gun. Johnson knew his toy was more powerful than other squirt guns—he just needed to find a way to make the Super Soaker available to kids all over the country. Learn how Johnson overcame many challenges to become a brilliant engineer and inventor.

ISBN: 9781512434477

JLG Release: February 2018

JLG Member Price
$20.25

Series Nonfiction: Social Studies 3-5

Grades 3-5

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12 books / $20.25 a book

  • Book Details

    ISBN

    9781512434477

    Format

    Print Book

    Edition

    Library edition

    Publisher

    Lerner

    Page Count

    32

    Trim Size

    7" x 9"

    Dewey Classification

    338.7/6887

    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 5.1, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 4.7, Points: 3

    Lexile

    Level: 780L

    Genre

    Nonfic


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