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Amazing Americans: Susan B. Anthony

Stephanie Kuligowski (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433388231

Susan B. Anthony believed in equality for everyone. Readers will learn about her inspiring life and how she became known as an amazing American in this early biography that features vivid images and easy-to-read text.

Amazing Americans: Abraham Lincoln

Stephanie Kuligowski (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433388224

Abraham Lincoln is considered one of the greatest American presidents. In this engaging biographical title that features clear text and images, readers will learn about the amazing things that Lincoln did for the country during the Civil War and why he is considered a hero today.

Fantastic Kids: George Washington Carver

Michelle Jovin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781425853358

Known as the "Peanut Man" and the "Plant Doctor," George Washington Carver was born into slavery and became a successful scientist, botanist, agriculturist, and inventor. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader introduces students to the fascinating life of George Washington Carver. This high-interest title includes detailed photos, stimulating facts, and clear, informational text to engage students as they build their critical literacy skills. The book includes text features such as bold font, captions, a table of contents, a glossary, and sidebars to increase understanding, improve academic vocabulary, and prompt critical thinking. This text prepares students for college and career and is aligned with state and national standards. Keep grade 2 students engaged from cover to cover with this exciting reader.

Buffy Sainte-Marie: Musician, Indigenous Icon, and Social Activist

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120779

Inspiring people for decades, Buffy Saint-Marie is a singer-songwriter, visual artist, activist, educator, public speaker, and philanthropist. Beginning life as an orphan on a reserve in Saskatchewan, Sainte-Marie grew to become an international icon. This award-winning songwriter has experienced censorship at times because of her vocal activism against war and on behalf of native peoples. She continues to create music and art, speak out, and support life-long learning through educational and scholarship programs.

Blake Shelton

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786545

Meet Famous entertainer Blake Shelton! In this engaging title, readers will Follow Blake Shelton’s career from his first album Blake Shelton, to his work on The Voice to his nine Country Music Association Awards and four Academy of Country Music Awards! Shelton’s charitable work 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.

Beyoncé

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786491

Meet pop star Beyoncé! In this engaging title, readers will follow Beyoncé’s career from Destiny’s Child to her first solo album Dangerously in Love to singing the national anthem at President Barack Obama’s inauguration to a record 62 Grammy Award nominations! Beyoncé’s charitable work 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.

Michael Phelps

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785692

Meet Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps! Phelps’s life story is examined from his childhood in Maryland where he began swimming at age eleven on his way to five world championships. Learn about Phelps’s Olympic career in the Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London, and Rio de Janeiro games throughout which he won 23 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze medals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785685

Meet Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad! Muhammad’s life story is examined from her childhood in New Jersey where she began fencing at age thirteen, to a 2005 Junior Olympic championship and 2014 Senior World Team championship. Learn about Muhammad’s Olympic career at Rio de Janeiro games where she won a bronze medal. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

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.

Jane Goodall

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023903

All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Jane Goodall book, kids will follow her on her journey to become a primate expert. From living in the Gombe Stream National Park to starting a nature Institute and programs, Goodall studies chimpanzees and works to protect their habitats. 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.

Karl, Get Out of the Garden!

Anita Sanchez (author) Catherine Stock (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607348337

Do you know what a Solanum caule inermi herbaceo, foliis pinnatis incises, racemis simplicibus is?* Carolus (Karl) Linnaeus started off as a curious child who loved exploring the garden. Despite his intelligence - and his mother's scoldings - he was a poor student, preferring to be outdoors with his beloved plants and bugs. As he grew up, Karl's love of nature led him to take on a seemingly impossible task: to give a scientific name to every living thing on earth. The result was the Linnaean system - the basis for the classification system used by biologists around the world today. Backyard sciences are brought to life in beautiful color. Back matter includes more information about Linnaeus and scientific classification, a classification chart, a time line, source notes, resources for young readers, and a bibliography. *It's a tomato!

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.

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 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.