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Katie Ledecky

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785678

Meet Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky! Ledecky’s life story is examined from her childhood in Maryland where she began swimming at age six, to three US Junior Championships. Learn about Ledecky’s Olympic career in the London and Rio de Janeiro games throughout which she won five gold and one silver medals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Usain Bolt

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785654

Meet Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt! Bolt’s life story is examined from his childhood in Jamaica where he began sprinting in high school, to gold medal at the World Junior Championships. Learn about Bolt’s Olympic career in the Athens, Beijing, London, and Rio de Janeiro games throughout which he won nine gold medals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Simone Biles

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785647

Meet Olympic gymnast Simone Biles! Biles’s life story is examined from her childhood in Texas where she began gymnastics at age six, through ten World Championships on the way to being chosen for the women’s gymnastics team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro where she won four gold and one bronze medals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Cesar Millan

Lauren Kukla (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023941

All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Cesar Millan book, kids will follow him on his journey to become an expert dog trainer. From his TV show The Dog Whisperer to starting his PACK Project foundation, Millan works to improve the lives of dogs around the world. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles.

Eugenie Clark

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023897

All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Eugenie Clark book, kids will follow her on her journey to become an undersea expert. From shark diving to discovering new fish, Clark taught about ocean conservation and protecting shark habitats. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles.

Wilma Rudolph: Fastest Woman on Earth

Jeri Cipriano (author) Scott R. Brooks (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781634409773

Wilma Rudolph wanted to run and jump like other children, but she had a serious disease that kept her leg from growing well. She did not give up and went on to one day win Olympic gold medals.

Ruby Bridges: A Brave Child Who Made History

Jeri Cipriano (author) Scott R. Brooks (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781634409650

Ruby Bridges just wanted to go to a good school. She did not ask to be a hero, but she knew how to be strong. Her bravery made it possible for classrooms today to be safe places for children of all races.

Sequoyah Man of Many Words

Jeri Cipriano (author) Scott R. Brooks (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781634409834

Sequoyah created a way of writing the Cherokee language 200 years ago. Thanks to Sequoyah, the Cherokee today know more about their history and native language than almost any other tribe in North America.

Maria Tallchief Native America's Prima Ballerina

Jennifer Marino Walters (author) Nigel Dobbyn (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781634407250

Maria Tallchief was inspired to dance while watching Osage dancers as a child in Oklahoma. For tribal ceremonies only men were allowed to dance. But, Maria went on to become America's first prima ballerina.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Fighter for Women's Rights

Jeri Cipriano (author) Scott R. Brooks (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781634409896

When Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a young girl she knew she could do anything her brothers could do. But the laws in the country said women were not equal to men. Elizabeth knew she had to make a difference for all women.

June Almeida, Virus Detective!: The Woman Who Discovered the First Human Coronavirus

Suzanne Slade (author) Elisa Paganelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534178977

From an early age in Glasgow, Scotland, June Almeida loved learning about science and nature. A good student, she was especially interested in biology and won the top science prize at her school. Creative and observant, June noticed details that others often missed. She dreamed of attending university but economic hardships caused her to leave school at age 16. Still, June was determined to pursue her passion for science. She was hired by a local hospital to work in its lab, using a microscope to magnify and examine cells. Her work helped doctors treat patients. June later worked in labs in London and in Toronto. Her skill in using the electron microscope to examine cells and help identify viruses earned her promotion and respect in the science community. When June was 34 years old, she discovered the first human coronavirus. Her groundbreaking work continues to help researchers today in the fight against illnesses caused by viruses, including COVID-19.

Friends for Freedom

Suzanne Slade (author) Nicole Tadgell (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607346517

No one thought Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass would ever become friends. The former slave and the outspoken woman came from two different worlds. But they shared deep-seated beliefs in equality and the need to fight for it. Despite naysayers, hecklers, and even arsonists, Susan and Frederick became fast friends and worked together to change America.

Bertha Takes a Drive

Jan Adkins (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580896962

In this nonfiction joyride, Bertha Benz and her sons drive across Germany in the world's first automobile. It's 1888 and Bertha Benz's husband, Karl, has invented the prototype Benz motorwagen. But the German government declares the vehicle illegal, and the church calls it the devil's work. Unbeknownst to her husband, Bertha steals away with her two sons and drives nearly one hundred miles to prove just how amazing the motorwagen is. Bertha's mechanical savvy gets the boys to Grandma's house safely, and the remarkable mother/son road trip reduces global concern about moving vehicles.

Ronda Rousey

Jill Sherman (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517476

A photo-illustrated biography for early readers on UFC champion "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey. Describes her childhood, her early skill in judo and how she became the first woman to compete for and win the UFC title. Includes a fact sheet with highlighted accomplishments, table of contents, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Aaron Rodgers

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517452

A photo-illustrated biography for early readers on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Describes his childhood, his college years playing football, and how he got to be one of the best NFL players. Includes a fact sheet with highlighted accomplishments, table of contents, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Rihanna

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786538

Meet pop star Rihanna! In this engaging title, readers will follow Rihanna’s career from her first album Music of the Sun all the way to twelve American Music Awards and eight Grammy Awards! Her charitable work with the Clara Lionel Foundation is also featured. Table of contents, map, “Did You Know” fact boxes, a “Snapshot” graphic with vital information, glossary, and index are included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Justin Bieber

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786507

Meet pop star Justin Bieber! In this engaging title, readers will follow Justin Bieber’s career from YouTube to his first album My World all the way to twelve American Music Awards and a Grammy Award! His charitable work with Pencils of Promise is also featured. Table of contents, map, “Did You Know” fact boxes, a “Snapshot” graphic with vital information, glossary, and index are included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Lady Gaga

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786521

Meet Famous entertainer Lady Gaga! In this engaging title, readers will follow Lady Gaga’s career from her first album The Fame to singing the national anthem at one Super Bowl and performing the half time show at anther, on the way to winning six Grammy Awards! Her charitable work with the Born This Way Foundation is also featured. Table of contents, map, “Did You Know” fact boxes, a “Snapshot” graphic with vital information, glossary, and index are included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Laurie Hernandez

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785661

Meet Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez! Hernandez’s life story is examined from her childhood in New Jersey where she began gymnastics at age five, to the 2015 US Junior Title on the way to being chosen for the women’s gymnastics team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro where she won one gold and one silver medal. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Cesar Chávez

Grace Hansen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624027918

Breve biografía de este luchador social y líder de los trabajadores agrícolas. Libro de la serie: Biografías, personas que han hecho historia.

Steve Irwin

Lauren Kukla (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023934

All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Steve Irwin book, kids will follow him on his journey to become a wildlife expert and conservationist. From his TV show The Crocodile Hunter to work with Australia Zoo and Wildlife Warriors, Irwin cared for the safety of reptiles and animals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles.

Jack Hanna

Lauren Kukla (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023927

All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Jack Hanna book, kids will follow him on his journey to become an animal expert. From improving conditions for zoo animals to his TV show Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, Hanna cared for the safety of animals and protecting their habitats. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles.

Maryam Mirzakhani

M.M. Eboch (author) Elena Bia (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643599

Maryam Mirzakhani started breaking barriers for girls in math when she was in high school. She continued breaking those barriers as an adult when she became the first woman to win the Fields Medal. That’s the highest honor a mathematician can receive! She inspires young people to find the beauty in math. The Women in Science and Technology series introduces students to influential women in science and technology. From astronauts to medical doctors, these biographies highlight the accomplishments, dedication, and passion that drove these women to succeed. Each book includes a glossary, comprehension questions, and further reading suggestions.

Rachel Carson

M.M. Eboch (author) Elena Bia (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643582

Words have the power to create change. Rachel Carson knew this, and she shared her love of nature and the need to protect it in her writing. She wrote several books about nature, including Silent Spring, which warned of the dangers of chemical pesticides. This book helped start the modern environmental movement. She inspires young people today to protect our planet. The Women in Science and Technology series introduces students to influential women in science and technology. From astronauts to medical doctors, these biographies highlight the accomplishments, dedication, and passion that drove these women to succeed. Each book includes a glossary, comprehension questions, and further reading suggestions.

Tu Youyou

M.M. Eboch (author) Elena Bia (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643612

Tu Youyou is a unique scientist. She is an expert in traditional Chinese medicine and modern medicine. When China needed someone to solve their problem with malaria, Youyou was the perfect person for the job. She mixed old medicine with new science and saved many lives, later earning her a Nobel Prize. Her story inspires young people today to enjoy science. The Women in Science and Technology series introduces students to influential women in science and technology. From astronauts to medical doctors, these biographies highlight the accomplishments, dedication, and passion that drove these women to succeed. Each book includes a glossary, comprehension questions, and further reading suggestions.