The Amazing Mind of Granville Woods

by Maggie Felsch

I learned about Granville along with my child - and he loved it!

Rated 5 out of 5
November 27, 2020

We love this book. It has been a favorite at our house. We have such a good time reading about all of the innovations that Granville came up with. We love the illustration. Each part of the story leads into new conversations where we pause and take a deeper dive to learn more on our own.

Mike J.


Rated 5 out of 5
September 24, 2020

I enjoyed learning about Granville Woods. He is a great example of hard work, determination, and contributing to society. I kept thinking how much my son would enjoy this book as he is always making inventions with his cousin.

Mackenzie S

My kids really enjoyed this book!

Rated 5 out of 5
August 21, 2020

I didn’t know a lot about Granville Woods. I was so happy to share this book with my kids. What an amazing person he was! My younger boys loved that there were trains in the book, and my older kids gleaned more from the example of Granville’s resilience. The pictures are amazing and the story is well written.

Danielle B

Ingenious, Impressive, and Inspiring

Rated 5 out of 5
July 5, 2020

I had no idea how precocious and accomplished Granville Woods was. His ingenuity has made an impressive mark in our history. Granville’s life is inspiring and one I’m glad my children will now be familiar with. Kudos to The Good and the Beautiful for publishing this!

Ann M.

Every student should hear this story

Rated 5 out of 5
May 22, 2020

Granville Woods’ story, told and illustrated so well in this little book, epitomizes the American success story. It stars an unlikely thinker, creator and inventor who overcomes what most would say are under-privileged circumstances, and who contributes to industrial advances on a par to compare to Thomas Edison. My graduate-degree education left me with a blind spot for this story, and I’m glad to have that spot filled so well by this delightful book. It is well-written and creatively illustrated. Every student should hear this story.

Curtis Taylor
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Born in 1856, Granville Woods filled his mind with knowledge every chance he could, despite a lack of equal opportunity for African Americans. Though some people choose to just talk about problems in the world, Granville chose to find solutions! Through hard work and dedicated study. Granville Woods harnessed electricity to create inventions that saved lives and changed the world.

17 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5″

This book is an optional read-aloud for our Energy science unit and is included in the optional Energy Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

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