Shirley knew that the world needed change. She began to organize people and fight to make a difference. Working in the government could improve the lives of people all over the United States! Her work took her all the way to the presidential campaign trail. In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in the United States government – Shirley Chisholm!
Rosetta could sing and play guitar like no one had ever heard before. From her church's stage to Carnegie Hall, she brought her incredible gift of music to the world. With it, she also helped invent rock and roll! In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in music – Rosetta Tharpe!
Bayard learned from an early age how important equal rights were. He knew how to help people work together for equality without violence. He even played an important role in one of the most important Civil Rights events in American history. In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in civil rights – Bayard Rustin!
As a child, Henry was curious about his family tree. Who was his great-great-grandfather? Why were some things about his family unknown? Henry interviewed family members and discovered connections. When he grew up, he taught others to do the same! In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important leader in the field of genealogy – Henry Louis Gates Jr.!
"Major" loved to ride his bike. He raced and did tricks, winning award after award. He became one of the best bicycle racers in the United States in just a few years. What happened to this amazing athlete? In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in sports – Major Taylor!
Ever since she was young, Rebecca wanted to help people feel better, even before people knew much about modern medicine. She would not let anyone stop her from becoming the first African American woman doctor in the United States. She even wrote a book about what she learned so others could learn too. In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in medicine – Rebecca Lee Crumpler!
Whether you know Yara Shahidi as an actress or an activist, this smart and strong young woman has a bright future. Explore more about her many roles both onscreen and off.
This star is a triple threat. She can sing, dance, and act. And Zendaya's just getting started! Discover how Zendaya became such a success as she makes her way into the future.
Meet Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. From the TV show that inspired her career to today's Supreme Court rulings and everything in between, Sonia Sotomayor has always been determined to do what is right and fair for all.
Score! Megan Rapinoe is a legend both on and off the soccer field. Learn how this soccer superstar and role model is inspiring the next generation of female athletes and activists.
From acting, to providing humanitarian aid to those in need, to marrying a prince. Meghan Markle's life may sound like a fairy tale, but it is also filled with a lot of hard work. Find out how this exceptional woman has done it all.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was ahead of her time--so she decided to pave the way. Now, the Supreme Court Justice helps make decisions that impact all Americans. How did she get there? Read this book to find out!
Mae Jemison's groundbreaking journey to space opened doors for future women to succeed in STEM fields and beyond. Find out what led to her expedition to space, and learn more about the great work she has done since.
Malala Yousafzai k that girls deserve the same rights to education as boys. Period. She spoke out, survived an attack by the Taliban, and continues to fight for equal rights for all girls. Follow along on her inspiring journey.
Meet the teenager whose school strike for climate change inspired a generation and led to the largest climate demonstration in human history. Greta Thunberg shows the power of young people--and she's just getting started.
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.