Jerry changed the game! : how engineer Jerry Lawson revolutionized video games forever / Don Tate ; illustrated by Cherise Harris.
"This engaging picture book biography explores how Jerry Lawson, a Black engineer, revolutionized the video game industry. Before Xbox and Playstation and Nintendo Switch, there was a tinkerer named Jerry Lawson. As a boy, Jerry loved playing with springs, sprockets, and gadgety things. When he grew up, Jerry became an engineer-a professional tinkerer! In the 1970s, Jerry decided to tinker with video games. Back then, if players wanted a new video game, they had to buy an entire new console. This made gaming very expensive. Jerry was determined to fix this problem. He hit some roadblocks along the way and had to repeat a level or two, but it was never GAME OVER for Jerry. After working hard to find a solution, he finally LEVELED UP and built a brand new kind of video game console-one that allowed players to switch out video game cartridges! He also founded Video Soft, Inc., the first African American owned video game company in the country. Jerry's tinkering and inventions changed the video gaming world forever. Today, gamers have access to hundreds of video games at the push of a button, all thanks to him. GAME ON!"-- Provided by publisher.
- ISBN: 9781665919081
- ISBN: 1665919086
- Physical Description: 40 pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 23 x 30 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : A Paula Wiseman Book, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2023.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references.
|Target Audience Note:||
Ages 4-8 A Paula Wiseman Book, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Grades 2-3 A Paula Wiseman Book, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
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