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A "Cool" Inventor: Frederick McKinley Jones Invents Refrigeration

Rosen Publishing: Readers' Theater: Exploring History Through Plays
(reprinted from Cobblestone magazine)
ISBN: 978-1-5383-7168-8
24 pages, for grades 4-8

Frederick McKinley Jones was a brilliant inventor and the first African American to receive the National Medal of Technology. He pioneered the science of refrigeration by designing and creating portable air-cooling units for trucks. These early refrigerators kept food from spoiling during transportation, but more importantly, they helped preserve medicine, blood, and rations during World War II. Historical photographs highlight key points to Jones' story. Stage directions, costume and prop notes, and character descriptions make it easy for young readers to perform this unique play.

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