â€œAsk not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.â€ Young readers will learn good citizenship as they read about John F. Kennedy's community-focused life. Blastoff! Series
Strong willpower turned a humble farmer named George into the President of the United States. This book introduces children to the self-disciplined life of George Washington. Blastoff! Series
Look on a nickel and you'll find the face of Thomas Jefferson! This book introduces young readers to Thomas Jefferson, a patriot and president who deeply loved his country. Blastoff! Series
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.
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
Angelina Jolie could have settled for becoming an Academy Award-winning actress. She could have been pleased enough portraying the villain-turned-heroine of Disney's smash film Maleficent. She could be quite happy being the mother of a large family she shares with her husband, actor Brad Pitt. But after a trip to Cambodia, Jolie was struck by the poverty she witnessed there, and decided to do something about it. For over a decade since, she has carried out dozens of field missions all around the globe. Jolie was named a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Goodwill Ambassador. She's funded schools, orphanages, and other centers dedicated to helping people in crisis. Discover how she encourages others to take action through web sites, newspaper ads, and charities, and see why this actor is even more magnificent than you might have imagined.