The Day-Glo Brothers

By Chris Barton

Illustrated by Tony Persiani

Published by Charlesbridge Publishers, 2009

This nonfiction book tells the story of Bob and Joe Switzer and their path to discovering and creating fluorescent colors.  Though both brothers had other ideas about what they wanted to do with their lives– one wanted to be a magician, the other a doctor– together they changed the world and their colors are now used for numerous purposes.  

Awards: Sibert Award

Accessed: Augusta County Library


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