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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.

Go West with Famous Trailblazers

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117335

Travel with some of the most famous pioneers who opened up the West, from the explorers Daniel Boone and Lewis and Clark to John C. Frémont and the trappers of Canada. This fascinating history features the explorers and entrepreneurs who made their marks - and their fortunes - by venturing west. News stories also highlight the development of communications such as the Pony Express and the invention of the telegraph, and the eventual building of the railroads.

Gridiron Greats: Heroes of Football

Jennifer Rivkin (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117304

From all-time greats such as Joe Montana and Jerry Rice to current superstars like Aaron Rodgers, readers will enjoying learning all about their favorite football players. Record-breaking stats, famous quotes, history-making plays, and more celebrate the best football stars on both the offensive and defensive ends of the field.

All Ball: Basketball's Greatest Players

Jennifer Rivkin (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177483

From all-time greats such as Larry Bird and Michael Jordan to current superstars like LeBron James, readers will enjoy learning all about their favorite hoopsters. Record-breaking stats, famous quotes, history-making shots, and more celebrate the best basketball stars since the game began in 1891.

Baseball’s Best: All-time Greats

Jennifer Rivkin (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176127

From all-time greats such as Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson to current superstars like Miguel Cabrera, readers will enjoying learning all about their favorite ball players. Record-breaking stats, famous quotes, history-making plays, and more celebrate the best baseball stars of the past 150 years.

Cam Newton

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635172027

Introduces readers to the life and career of football star Cam Newton. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.

Von Miller

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635172010

Introduces readers to the life and career of football star Von Miller. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.

Patrick Kane

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635172003

Introduces readers to the life and career of hockey star Patrick Kane. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.

Bryce Harper

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635171990

Introduces readers to the life and career of baseball star Bryce Harper. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.

Kevin Durant

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635171983

Introduces readers to the life and career of basketball star Kevin Durant. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.

Kris Bryant

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635171976

Introduces readers to the life and career of baseball star Kris Bryant. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.

Odell Beckham Jr.

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635171969

Introduces readers to the life and career of football star Odell Beckham Jr. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.

Jordan Spieth

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635172034

Introduces readers to the life and career of star golfer Jordan Spieth. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.

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 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.