The Unstoppable Garrett Morgan

The Unstoppable Garrett Morgan: Inventor, Entreprenuer, Hero is released today!!

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Written by debut author Joan DiCicco and illustrated by your truly, The Unstoppable Garrett Morgan is a powerful biography of an extraordinary man who dedicated his life to improving the lives of others.

Appropriate for ages 7 -10 and Grade 2 -5, this is a wonderful picture book to share with children for STEM lessons as well as to educate students about famous black inventors and US history.


A year ago today, I also started my month-long art residency at Air Serenbe where I spent the majority of my time illustrating this book. It was a rewarding experience with highs and lows, and this short documentary captures it all. And I cannot express how much I appreciate Serenbe, Scholastic, Lee & Low, and Blake, the videographer, for giving me these unique opportunities I never thought I’d experienced. Thank you, all, so much.