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Sweet Dreams, Sarah
Sarah E. Goode was one of the first African-American women to get a US patent. Working in her furniture store, she recognized a need for a multi-use bed and through hard work, ingenuity, and determination, invented her unique cupboard bed. She built more than a piece of furniture. She built a life far away from slavery, a life where her sweet dreams could come true.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Picture Books|
|Subject||Diversity, STEM, STEM: Engineering|
|Number of Pages||32|
“After designing and building a successful prototype—a bed that folds into a cabinet—Goode faces another hurdle: seeking a patent approval as a woman of color, a feat she achieves.”—Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal
“A great addition to biography and history collections, this title offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of a little-known trailblazer.”—School Library Journal
“Sarah Goode: a name well worth knowing and celebrating.”—Kirkus Reviews
Illustrator: Chris Ewald
Chris Ewald studied art at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He works on digital games and animation which is showcased on his website, chrisewald.carbonmade.com. He lives in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Author: Vivian Kirkfield
Vivian Kirkfield has a master's degree in Early Childhood Education and taught kindergarten in New York City. Sweet Dreams, Sarah is her first picture book. For more information about her, go to viviankirkfield.com