AfAmWomenChemistsJeannette Brown has finally published her first book, African American Women Chemists. It is published by Oxford University Press and is available at most book stores now, either on the shelf or by special order. It can be ordered on as well. It is available in print form or kindle or nook. She is trying to get it on books on tapes because she has two cousins who are legally blind and she would like to have them read it.

Come and enjoy wine and cheese and listen to a reading of Jeannette’s book African American Women Chemists.

Science Cafe and Book Signing
Date: February 5 , 2012
Time: 2-3 PM
Location: Watchung Booksellers, Watchung Plaza, 54 Fairfield Street, Montclair, NJ 07042

The book is about the lives of 25 African American women chemists whose work was hiding in plain sight! Do you know that an African American woman holds the patent on a Nitrate explosive detector which is used by Homeland Security at the airport? Here name is Betty Harris and her life is in the book. Did you know that a young woman developed a medicine for leprosy that scientists with more experience could not do? Her name is Alice Ball and her story is in the book and also in ChemMatters. The life of Allene Johnson, a North Jersey ACS member and award winning high school teacher is also detailed in the book

The author will also be signing books at the Marian Thompson Wright Lecture. The topic is Health and History in the African American Community which fits in with some of the women in her book:

  • February 18, 2012 — During the Marian Thompson Wright Lecture at Rutgers Newark.
  • March 27, 2012 — At the American Chemical Society National Meeting San Diego California.
  • Ms. Brown is working on other book signings nationwide to be held at the ACS Regional Meetings.