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The Life of Sojourner Truth

Gillia M. Olson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490371

Explore Sojourner Truth’s incredible life as a preacher and abolitionist in this unique timeline biography. Bold and persuasive, Sojourner Truth stands out as one of the greatest preachers of the 19th century. Truth was born into slavery, but she didn’t let a difficult early life break her spirit. Guided by her faith, she walked to freedom and then started a new life as a traveling preacher who fought for African-American and women’s rights. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Sojourner Truth’s major life moments for elementary readers.

The Life of Sacagawea

Gillia M. Olson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490364

Explore Sacagawea’s incredible journey as an explorer and pioneer in this unique timeline biography. Not much is known about Sacagawea’s early life as an American Indian. Only a few first-hand witnesses mention her by name, yet her life story is famous. Carrying her young son, Sacagawea traveled with the Lewis and Clark Expedition, acting as a guide and translator as they explored the western United States. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Sacagawea’s major life moments for elementary readers.

The Life of Rosa Parks

Gillia M. Olson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490357

Explore Rosa Parks’ incredible life as a civil rights activist in this unique timeline biography. As the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” Rosa Parks is known for fighting for what she believes in. She stood up against segregation by refusing to give up her bus seat. Her bravery gave others the courage to stand against racism and discrimination. She continued to fight for equal rights her entire life. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Rosa Parks’ major life moments for elementary readers.

The Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Gillia M. Olson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490340

Explore Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s life as a campaigner for women’s rights in this unique timeline biography. As one of the most recognized women’s suffragists in America, Elizabeth Cady Stanton paved the way for women’s right to vote. Stanton was a progressive thinker of her time who believed in equal rights for women. Her bold and persistent determination helped her to overcome sexism, befriend Susan B. Anthony, and become one of the leaders in the Women’s Suffrage Movement. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s major life moments for elementary readers.

The Life of Dolores Huerta

Gillia M. Olson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490333

Explore Dolores Huerta’s life as a union labor leader and civil rights activist in this unique timeline biography. ¡Sí, se puede! Yes, we can! Huerta coined this phrase, which became a rally cry for farm workers. Fighting alongside Cesar Chavez, Huerta helped California farm workers gain fair pay and safe work conditions. Her ideas and tenacity paved the way to new labor laws and reform. As an outspoken Hispanic woman, Huerta has battled both gender and race discrimination in her fight for equal rights. She has never given up and continues today to be a social justice icon. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Dolores Huerta’s major life moments for elementary readers.

The Life of Clara Barton

Gillia M. Olson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490326

Explore Clara Barton’s incredible life as a humanitarian in this unique timeline biography. From teaching to nursing, then starting the American Red Cross, Clara Barton lived her life to help others in a time when people didn’t think a woman should lead. As the “Angel of the Battlefield,” she risked her life to help care for wounded Civil War soldiers. The conditions she saw inspired her to create the American Red Cross. She fought against gender discrimination and recognized the humanity that makes everyone equal. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Clara Barton’s major life moments for elementary readers.

Temple Grandin: Pioneer for Animal Rights and Autism Awareness

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118097

American Temple Grandin is a renowned scientist, champion for animal rights, and an advocate for people with autism. This book highlights the achievements of this inspirational woman who lives with high-functioning autism. Grandin overcame language and social challenges to become one of the world’s most influential minds in animal welfare and in autism education, exposing the incredible, and sometimes unacknowledged, potential of people who have special needs. Primary sources, sidebars, and discussion and writing prompts highlight her remarkable story.

Wilma Rudolph: Track and Field Champion

Adrianna Morganelli (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118103

When doctors told her parents that she may never walk again, no one could have imagined that Wilma Rudolph would grow up to become the world’s fastest woman. This awe-inspiring book shows how, with grace, perseverance, and dedication, young Wilma used her inner strength to overcome physical disabilities caused by polio to win three gold medals for the USA in track and field at the 1960 Olympics. A sports superstar and an icon worldwide, her legacy continues to inspire youth and African-American communities today.

William Kamkwamba: Powering his Village

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118110

Imagine your family had to choose between sending you to school or having enough food to eat. This book tells how William Kamkwamba was forced to drop out of his school in Wimbe, Malawi, when a famine struck his village and his family, who relied on farming, could no longer afford his tuition fee. Instead of giving up on his education, William visited his local library often. It was here that he read a book about wind power. At the age of 14, William used what he learned from the book to build a windmill that brought power to his family’s home. He has since built his village’s first drinking water pump. William’s ingenuity, perseverance, and initiative are an inspiration to many people around the world.

Malala Yousafzai: Defender of Education for Girls

Kelly Spence (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118127

Courageous Malala Yousafzai survived an assassination attempt for advocating for the education of girls in her home country of Pakistan. This book describes her incredible story, including her advocacy work on behalf of women and girls on an international scale following her attack, and how she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize - all while she was still in her teens. Young readers will discover how important her parents' support has been to the young activist and gain an understanding of the culture in which Yousafzai was raised. The world can always use more positive female role models, and Yousafzai's youth and forthrightness make it easy for young readers to relate to her.

Rick Hansen: Improving Life for People with Disabilities

Adrianna Morganelli (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118134

An important advocate for people with physical disabilities, Canadian Paralympic athlete Rick Hansen circled the world in his wheelchair, proving that, with perseverance and courage, anything is possible! Hansen's Man in Motion tour took him around the world, raising money for research to improve the lives of those who have disabilities. This inspiring book describes his remarkable story as an athlete, activist, and philanthropist. An example of determination for many people around the world, his commitment to making a difference continues today.

Mae Jemison: Trailblazing Astronaut, Doctor, and Teacher

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118141

The first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison has broken barriers in science and medicine to become one of the most admired women worldwide. This fascinating book describes how Jemison refused to let anyone stand in the way of her dreams. She became a doctor and worked in the Peace Corps until NASA invited her to join the astronaut program. Today, she is an important advocate for science in education - especially for girls and women. Jemison also continues to push scientific research to improve life in developing countries.

The Life of Sally Ride

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517629

This book for elementary readers outlines key dates throughout this change maker's life. Engaging photographs and a timeline depict each step in paving the way for others, from Sally Ride's early ambition with tennis through her first two space missions and her work to inspire young girls to pursue science. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

The Life of Susan B. Anthony

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517636

This book for elementary readers outlines key dates throughout this change maker's life. Engaging photographs and a timeline depict each step in the road to change, from Susan B. Anthony's early life as a Quaker through her friendship with Elizabeth Stanton and her work for women's right to vote. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

Aaron Judge

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517445

A photo-illustrated biography for early readers on New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge. Describes his childhood, when he started playing baseball, and how he got to be a power hitter in the MLB. 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.

Megan Rapinoe

Jill Sherman (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517469

A photo-illustrated biography for early readers on soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe. Describes her childhood, when she started playing soccer, and how she got to be a world-renowned player. Includes a fact sheet with highlighted accomplishments, table of contents, glossary, books and websites, and index.

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.

Simone Biles

Jill Sherman (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517483

A photo-illustrated biography for early readers on four-time, Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles. Describes her childhood, her early interest in gymnastics, and her success as an Olympic gymnast. Includes a fact sheet with highlighted accomplishments, table of contents, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Stephen Curry

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517490

A photo-illustrated biography for early readers on Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry. Describes his childhood, when he started playing basketball, and how he got to be an NBA player. Includes a fact sheet with highlighted accomplishments, table of contents, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Sylvia Fowles

Jill Sherman (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517506

A photo-illustrated biography for early readers on Minnesota Lynx basketball star Sylvia Fowles. Describes her life growing up, where she went to college, and how she helped her team win three WNBA titles. Includes a fact sheet with highlighted accomplishments, table of contents, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Von Miller

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517513

A photo-illustrated biography for early readers on Broncos linebacker Von Miller. Describes his childhood, where he went to college, and how he helped his team win the Super Bowl. Includes a fact sheet with highlighted accomplishments, table of contents, glossary, books and websites, and index.

The Life of Harriet Tubman

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517582

This book for elementary readers outlines key dates throughout this change maker's life. Engaging photographs and a timeline depict each step in the road to change, from Harriet Tubman's early life in slavery to her work liberating slaves as a famous conductor of the Underground Railroad. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

The Life of Malala Yousafzai

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517599

This book for elementary readers outlines key dates throughout this change maker's life. Engaging photographs and a timeline depict each step in the road to change, from Malala Yousafzai's early interest in school through her brave stand against the Taliban and strong advocacy for education. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

The Life of Marie Curie

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517605

This book for elementary readers outlines key dates throughout this change maker's life. Engaging photographs and a timeline depict each step in paving the way for other scientists, from Marie Curie's early life and education through the discovery of two new elements and her research with x-rays. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.