Whoosh--Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

Whoosh--Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton is the true story of the African American engineer who invented the super soaker water gun. As a young child he was always inventing things, as a high school student he led the team who won the state science fair with his robot “Linex”, and after graduation he went to work for NASA as an engineer. He invented the propulsion system for the Jupiter mission and continued to problem solve a variety of challenges in his home work shop. Once he developed the prototype of the super soaker he had to find a toy company to make it, which was not easy. But once he did the rest is history. This is a great, inspirational read about the developer of one of summer’s favorite toys. (Non-Fiction)