From ET the Extra-Terrestrial to the Star Wars saga, Kathleen Kennedy knows how to make a hit movie! Fact-filled text covers her humble beginnings as a camera operator to her current position as head of Lucasfilm. A profile, timeline, hometown map, and other special features add visual support to leveled text in this fun title.
Serena WIlliams is one of the greatest tennis players of all time! From her first Grand Slam in 1999, Serena has dominated the courts while also working off-court to fight for equality for women and people of color. Beginning readers will learn all about her rise to stardom, from childhood to championships and future goals. A profile, timeline, map, and inspirational quotes make this low-level title a grand slam!
Rising through the ranks at Google to become CEO of YouTube, Susan Wojcicki is a tech titan! Profiles and timelines help chronicle the life of this savvy CEO, from her childhood to her role today. Young readers will be inspired to see how Susan took her career from her parent’s garage to become the leader at YouTube in this low-level title.
By age 11, Malala Yousafzai was already working to change the world! The young activist has been working ever since to ensure that children around the world have access to education. This title explores how Malala began her work and where the future might take her, with features including a hometown map and inspirational quotes. Young readers will learn that they don’t have to be adults to lead the way!
In 2018, Angela Merkel was named the most powerful woman in the world! Throughout her life, Angela has worked hard to gain the trust of her country and become chancellor. Engaging text, timelines, maps, and other unique features chart Angela’s journey in this title for beginning readers.
Just like her showy designs, Zaha Hadid challenges people’s ideas about what is normal. One of few female architects in a male-dominated field, Zaha fought for respect and ended up one of the most famous architects in the world! Learn about the life, achievements, and work of this ground-breaking architect in this biography for young readers.
It wasn’t long ago that pesticides threatened a national environmental crisis - until Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring turned the tide. A shy, serious girl, young Rachel became a biologist when few women went to college, and grew up to be one of the most influential scientists and writers of our time. Budding environmentalists will love this biography for early readers!
Is there an Earth twin hiding in the stars? Sara Seager is on a mission to find out! The astrophysicist is leading the quest to explore planets beyond our solar system. Early readers can discover more about Sara’s life and scientific work in this engaging biography.
An accomplished lawyer and dedicated public servant, Michelle Obama goes far beyond the title of First Lady. This title explores her life before the White House, and how she used her position to make healthy living possible for kids across the United States. Learn more about this exceptional First Lady in this low-level biography!
Sonia Sotomayor has been a trailblazer all her life. She’s the Supreme Court’s first Latina justice, and its third-ever woman! This low-level book explores Sonia’s childhood in the Bronx, her career as a tough-but-fair prosecutor, and her journey to the highest court in the U.S. Sonia Sotomayor’s extraordinary life shows young readers that anything is possible!
It’s not easy running one of the largest corporations in the world, but Indra Nooyi is up to the task. This low-level title takes early readers through the PepsiCo CEO’s childhood in India, all the way up to her present-day work, creating healthier snacks and a modern Pepsi design. Indra Nooyi is leading business into the future!
Back in 1992, writer Mary Pope Osborne first invited readers to follow Jack and Annie into a tree house with magical books, and readers have been time traveling with these characters ever since! In this biography, elementary students will meet a talented literary travel agent.
Did you know that Gordon Korman’s mom typed his first book for him? This is because Gordon became a published author before he even graduated high school! This author profile for children introduces the lifelong writer responsible for sending troublemakers Boots and Bruno to Macdonald Hall.
Humor is the language Dav Pilkey speaks to reach his readers. Just consider the names he gives his characters: Wedgie Woman, Professor Poopypants, and Super Diaper Baby! In this storyteller bio, kids will discover the life adventures of the funny man behind the popular Captain Underpants book series.
The title of Lemony Snicket’s most famous collection, A Series of Unfortunate Events, is far from a fitting description of the author’s life. Snicket has been fortunate enough to sell more than 60 million copies of his books worldwide! This life story of one zany writer will amuse curious readers.