Jackie Robinson used determination to achieve his dream. Children will be encouraged to dream as they learn how Jackie worked hard to become the first African-American in Major League Baseball. Blastoff! Series
Explains the history of the rodeo, important rodeo people, and different kinds of rodeos.
Rosa Parks lived her life courageously. She refused to change bus seats because she was African-American. Children will discover the bravery of Rosa Parks during a time of racial segregation. Blastoff! Series
Sacrificing comfortable living, Mother Teresa devoted her life to helping poor people in need. Eager readers will learn about a nun who inspired other people with her kindness. Blastoff! Series
Troy Polamalu has achieved NFL glory as a star safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Considered to be the greatest active defender in pro football, this unstoppable athlete creates game-changing plays to help his team win one big victory after another--including two Super Bowl championships! People admire Troy for more than just his football skills, however. They love him just as much for his kind heart and helping ways. In high school, he spent much of his free time working and playing with schoolmates in the special education program. Today, he spends time with sick children at Pittsburgh's Children's Hospital and works to help American soldiers who have made sacrifices for their country. In Troy Polamalu, readers will follow Troy's amazing football career and also discover how he gives back by bringing joy to other people. Engaging text and large, full-color photos of Troy in action will keep readers turning the pages for more.
Mark Sanchez is a hero both on and off the football field. One of the NFL's best young quarterbacks, he led the New York Jets to the AFC Championship Game in each of his first two seasons. When he's not working hard to help his team succeed, he's working to make a difference in kids' lives. Mark volunteers with the Hollenbeck Youth Center, a group that organizes athletic, educational, and cultural programs for teens. He also works with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to raise money to help fight the disease. In Mark Sanchez, readers will follow Mark's amazing football career and also discover the many ways he gives back to his community. Engaging text and large, full-color photos of Mark in action will keep readers turning the pages for more.
Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader.