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From Rags to Riches

Christine Dugan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383526

In this inspiring and informative nonfiction title, readers will learn the ways that people start from almost nothing to become millionaires and billionaires. Through examples of hard work and smart financial decisions, readers gain an understanding of how to invest money responsibly in stocks, commodities, bonds, and mutual funds while also learning the various ways that people have been successful in entrepreneurships. Informational text, fascinating facts, and a glossary of useful terms work in conjunction with vibrant images and inspirational examples to engage readers from cover to cover.

Katy Perry

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197573

Known for her sense of humor and quirky outfits, platinum-selling pop singer Katy Perry is a self-described "professional goofball." Born Katheryn Hudson, young Katy grew up singing gospel songs in the church where her parents were both pastors. At the age of 15, her journey to become a professional artist began when she was invited to Nashville, Tennessee, to do some recording and to learn about songwriting. The path to superstardom may have been a bit bumpy, but this talented artist showed such promise that people believed in her and supported her all the way to the top.

Forgotten Americans Who Made History

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357045

Brings to light 12 forgotten Americans who made history such as Mary Elizabeth Bowser who pretended to be a slave so she could spy on a powerful Confederate family; Dave Kopay who was the first professional athlete to publicly declare he was gay; Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were used to create treatments for cancer, HIV, and many other diseases; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

History's Forgotten War Stories

Janet Slingerland (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357069

Brings to light 12 forgotten war stories such as George Washington's Immortals, a group of citizen-soldiers from Maryland who changed the course of the American Revolution; Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic who saved the lives of an estimated 2,500 Jewish children during the Holocaust; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Arts Great

Tristan Poehlmann (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356871

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose art contributions made our country great. From Jamaica's Claude McKay whose poetry sparked an art movement, to Greece's Chryssa whose neon sculptures lit up New York, to Venezuela's Tina Ramirez who created a new voice in the dance world, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Medicine Great

Meg Marquardt (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356895

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose medicine contributions made our country great. From Australia's Elizabeth Blackburn who discovered an enzyme in chromosones, to England's George Clowes who worked to establish chemotherapy as a treatment for cancer, to Lithuania's Andrew Schally who studied the growth of nerve cells in cancerous tumors, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies,.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Technology Great

Tristan Poehlmann (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356932

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose technology contributions made our country great. From Scotland's Alexander Graham Bell, founder of Bell Telephone and AT&T, to South Africa's Elon Musk, founder of aerospace manufacturer SpaceX and auto company Tesla, to Austria's Maria Telkes, best known for her invention of the first solar-powered heating system, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Politics Great

Diane Gimpel (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356901

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose political contributions made our country great. From Austria's Felix Frankfurter who served on the Supreme Court and started the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), to Czechoslovakia's Madeleine Albright, the first woman to hold the postion of Secretary of State, to Thailand's Tammy Duckworth, who became the first woman elected to Congress who was hurt fighting for America, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies,.

12 Immigrants Who Made the American Military Great

Paige Smith (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356949

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose american military contributions made our country great. From Sweden's John Ericsson who was a naval engineer and inventor of the first armoured turret warship and screw propeller, to Russia's Igor Sikorsky who was an engineer and inventor known for crafting the first four-engine plane and the first working helicopter, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Sports Great

Janet Slingerland (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356925

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose sports contributions made our country great. From Nigeria's Hakeem Olajuwon who made his 7 foot mark playing basketball for the Houston Rockets, to Panama's Mariano (Mo) Rivera who became baseball's greatest closer, to Czechoslovakia's Martina Navratilova who was one of the world's top tennis players, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Science Great

Tristan Poehlmann (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356918

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose science contributions made our country great. From Croatia's Nikola Tesla who helped design electrical systems, to Germany's Maria Goeppert Mayer who studied the atomic nucleus, to Austria's Hedy Lamarr who invented a radio guidance system for torpedos, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Entertainment Great

Brandon Terrell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356888

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose entertainment contributions made our country great. From England's John Lennon who changed rock and roll music forever, to Mexico's Salma Hayek whose talents go beyond the camera, to South Africa's Trevor Noah who made his mark as comedian and late night TV host, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

Marco Polo: 13thCentury Italian Trader

John Riddle (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422289709

Trader Marco Polo was one of the first Europeans to travel to China, staying away from his homeland in Italy for 24 years before returning. After he came back to Italy, Marco wrote of his travels and adventures in East Asia in his book Il Milione, sharing his tales with other Europeans. Polo changed the way Europeans saw the world by opening their eyes to the wonderful culture and people of China. Learn the story of one of the worlds most famous explorers and traders in Marco Polo: 13th-Century Italian Trader.

David Beckham

Jeff Bradley (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540302

The world's most famous soccer player gets his kicks in . . . Los Angeles? Learn how David Beckham came to thrill the world with his famous free kicks.

Dwyane Wade

Ted Keith (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540319

A winner on and off the court, Dwyane Wade has combined his amazing hoops skills with powerful determination to become an NBA superstar.

LaDainian Tomlinson

Jim Gigliotti (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540326

In 2006, LaDainian Tomlinson broke an NFL scoring record that had stood for nearly 50 years! What will the man they call 'LT' do for an encore?

Roger Federer

Ellen Labrecque (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540333

He's not even 30, and Roger Federer already owns a place among the all-time greats in tennis. Follow his rapid rise from Swiss teen star to international icon.

Shaun White

Jim Fitzpatrick (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540340

Read how Shaun 'The Flying Tomato' White has used his go-for-it attitude to become a superstar in two sports--skateboarding and snowboarding.

Tiger Woods

Bob Woods (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540357

Here's the inside story of how Tiger Woods has become the most dominant athlete in the world--and perhaps the best golfer ever.

Leap into the Unknown: Albert Einstein

Margo Sorenson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849668

While on detention for disrupting a science lesson, Kenneth and Aleesa are transported to 1939 where they try to protect the privacy and even the life of Albert Einstein as he struggles to decide whether he should help build an atomic bomb to stop Hitler. Can they stop the Nazis from getting the atom bomb first?

Women with Grit

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849170

The stories of eight women who overcame many obstacles to achieve their goals.

Once Upon a War: The Memoir of Gertrud Schakat Tammen

Diana Star Helmer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848937

Gertrud Schakat Tammen, 10 years old in 1941, recounts her memories of World War II as a German national living near Russia when the fighting between Germany and Russia began.

The Jesse Owens Story

Gabi Mezger (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847510

Describes the life and athletic accomplishments of the track athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics, and includes a brief history of the Olympic games.

Kit Carson: A Life of Adventure

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847541

Presents a fictionalized account of the early life of Kit Carson and his travels throughout the West.

Do Right and Fear No One: The Paul Gruninger Story

Eleanor Strauss Rosenast (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847213

Fourteen-year-old Ruth's life changes dramatically after her father, commander of the Swiss border patrol in St. Gallen, Switzerland, is arrested for helping over 3,000 Jews escape the Holocaust.