Malala Yousafzai's activism has placed her in grave danger from the Taliban, but she remains determined to defend girls' right to an education around the world. Follow Yousafzai from young blogger to Nobel Peace Prize recipient.
Ariana Grande always wanted to be a star. After honing her voice in community theater, Grande landed her first big role in a Broadway musical. On the Nickelodeon show Victorious, her dream of singing before a national audience came true. Soon Grande's music career was ready to soar. Her albums sold millions of copies, and fans from around the world flocked to see her perform. When tragedy struck her concert in Manchester, England, Grande responded with care and support for her fans. Trace Grande's journey from local talent to global superstar and see how she rocks the stage, advocates for mental health, and speaks up for women everywhere.
Being a reality TV star meant that Kylie Jenner grew up with the world watching her. As her siblings modeled, started businesses, and took on Hollywood, Jenner wondered how to make her mark. Connecting with her fans online led her to start her own company: Kylie Cosmetics. Jenner's social media savvy and talent for business grew Kylie Cosmetics into a major makeup empire, with Jenner herself behind the look, feel, and branding of her products. Balancing business with her personal life, Jenner became a mom and the world's youngest billionaire in one whirlwind year.
From the time she was two years old, JoJo Siwa spent hours a day working to achieve her dreams. Her hard work in her mom's dance studio led her to national TV, where her spunky personality and confidence earned her passionate fans on Dance Moms. Having built a huge audience on YouTube and TV, JoJo was ready to take her career to the next level. She released her first single, partnered with Nickelodeon, and rolled out her own line of products—all while staying true to her colorful, bubbly personality.
Misty Copeland is an author, global volunteer, and principal ballerina. But her path to success was not a straight one. Discover how Copeland used perseverance and talent to achieve her dream.
Growing up on Chicago's South Side, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson loved school and her family. Driven by her parents' passion for education and her own desire to succeed, she graduated first from Princeton and then Harvard Law School and landed a job at a prestigious law firm, where she met her soon-to-be husband, Barack Obama. While raising their two young daughters, Michelle Obama committed herself to public service. She kept that commitment as her husband's political career soared and worked hard to continue serving the public when her family landed in the White House. Follow Obama's journey from Chicago school kid to history-making First Lady and beyond as she continues to make her mark as an inspiring speaker, bestselling author, and agent for positive change.
Learn all about US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and how she spoke out for civil rights. Engaging photos and easy-to read text take readers into her story. Plus, quick stats, key dates, and bolded glossary terms make it easy to zoom in even deeper. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.