Books by Doris J. Sims


"Visually pleasing, but thin. (Nonfiction. 4-7)"
This appealing small-scale introduction to inventor Jan Earnst Matzeliger offers pleasant illustrations but too little nitty-gritty detail. Read full book review >

"Tolerable, but not special. (Nonfiction. 4-7)"
This simple chronicle of Garrett Morgan's development of the gas mask has an engaging plot and a satisfying ending, but offers little technical explanation. Read full book review >

"The text's glaring missteps-including vagueness, factual inaccuracy and lack of citations-sink this effort. (Nonfiction. 4-7)"
An odd, nicely illustrated volume that suffers from serious content problems. Read full book review >

"Even the youngest readers deserve better documented and less simplified nonfiction. Look elsewhere. (Nonfiction. 4-7)"
Johnson and Jackson's eye-catching cover is the sharpest part of this bland and historically dubious tale of Garrett Morgan's invention of the traffic signal. Read full book review >