Young Trailblazers by M.J. Fievre
From Black Inventors to Black Scientists. Take your child on an adventure and travel through time to meet historical black trailblazers who changed the game. Countdown to liftoff with Katherine Johnson who helped pioneer U.S. crewed space missions. Safely cross the street with Garrett Morgan who invented the traffic signal or even sing your heart out with James West''s invention of the microphone.
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, M.J. Fievre moved to the United States in 2002. She currently writes from Miami. M.J.''s publishing career began as a teenager in Haiti. She helps others write their way through trauma, build community and create social change. She works with veterans, disenfranchised youth, cancer patients and survivors, victims of domestic and sexual violence, minorities, the elderly, those with chronic illness or going through transition and any underserved population in need of writing as a form of therapy - even if they don''t realize that they need writing or therapy.
Kim Balacuit is an illustrator and designer who loves creating things that bring humor and joy into people''s lives with bright colors and playful characters. Her background in graphic design, animation, and illustration have allowed her to work in both children''s media and picture books. In her spare time, you can find her petting other people''s dogs, improving her banana bread recipe, or finding the spiciest foods to eat in the tri-state area