Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman to ever serve in the United States Congress. Explore how this changemaker made a name for herself on her way to Capitol Hill.
With grace and determination, Maria Tallchief became the world’s first Native American prima ballerina! Her story of triumph dances through the pages of this leveled reader. A profile, hometown map, timeline, and other features highlight Maria’s rise to success!
Dolly Parton may have built her fame on a country music career, but she has become a powerhouse in other industries, too! The pages of this title follow Dolly’s beginnings in music, her thriving free book program, and more. Features such as a profile, timeline, and quotes showcase her star-studded life!
Carpenters help build the world! Whether they’re raising buildings or making furniture, these helpers work hard to get the job done. This engaging title uses leveled text and vibrant photos to explore the ins and outs of a carpenter’s job, from their daily duties to the tools they use. Special features introduce carpenter skills and gear, and a picture glossary helps illustrate important words.
A true symbol of progress, Carla Hayden is both the first African American and the first woman to become Librarian of Congress! This title uses leveled text to show how Carla turned her love of reading into a successful and respected career. Fun features such as quotes, a hometown map, and more illustrate Carla’s leadership!
Ava DuVernay is an award-winning director! This impressive woman surpassed critics and found success in the movie business. This engaging title incorporates factual text, a profile, timeline and more that highlight Ava’s powerful presence in the film industry!
When Gerald Ford became president after the turmoil of the early 70s, Americans were ready for an honest, hardworking politician. And that is just what they got with President Ford. He was a man of integrity and honesty, who cared deeply about all Americans. His life, tougher than some and filled with character-building lessons, had prepared him for the job--from his childhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan to his days on the University of Michigan football team and in the Navy to his many years representing the Great Lakes State in congress. In Truth and Honor learn what made Gerald Ford the right man for the job. Backmatter includes a letter from the Ford family and a timeline.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 African Americans, from Ruby Bridges's early life through her first steps in an integrated school and her struggles against racism. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.
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.
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.
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.