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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.

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.

People Who Changed the World: Science and Arts

Grace Jones (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122391

This intriguing title combines the work of groundbreakers in science and the arts, with mini-biographies of the innovators behind them. Historic and contemporary images plus graphic timelines help show readers what inspired notable scientists, writers, and singers, such as Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and William Shakespeare.

The Life of Marie Curie

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517605

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 scientists, from Marie Curie's early life and education through the discovery of two new elements and her research with x-rays. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

12 Women in Science and Technology

Brianna L. DeVore (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820628

From “Shark Lady” Eugenie Clark to African American human computer Annie Easley, Adriana Ocampo, head of NASA’s New Frontiers program, and Angelica Lim, who teaches robots to feel, this book profiles 12 women in science and technology from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. An Out of the Shadows section features mini-bios of women scientists and an engineer who never got the recognition they deserved.

12 Women in the Space Industry

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820635

From Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, to Peggy Whitson, space station commander, citizen space explorer Anousheh Ansari, and British space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock, this book profiles 12 women from around the world who have gone into space or worked in the space industry. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. An Out of the Shadows section features mini-bios of space-focused women who never got the recognition they deserved.

12 Women in Medicine

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820598

From Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor in the United States, to Tu Youyou, who found a cure for malaria, Ronald McDonald House co-founder Audrey Evans, and Dr. Susan Love, who is working to end breast cancer, this book profiles 12 dedicated women in medicine from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. An Out of the Shadows section features mini-bios of women in medicine who never got the recognition they deserved.

12 Architects Who Changed the World

Vicki C. Hayes (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820000

From Spain’s Antonio Gaudi to France’s Le Corbusier, Iraq’s Zaha Hadid, and America’s Norma Sklarek, the first black woman to get a degree in architecture, this book profiles 12 prominent architects from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-bios encourage further exploration.

Girl Innovators

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534149335

Who were history's best problem solvers? Who was voted "Most Techie?" In the History's Yearbook series, readers will learn about the amazing and diverse women in history. In Girl Innovators, readers will discover and rediscover their favorite heroines and learn about top women innovators who have made an impact. Each book in this series is written at a higher maturity level using considerate text at a lower reading level in order to engage struggling readers. Backmatter material includes writing prompts that encourage readers to think creatively and critically. Series includes, a table of contents, educational sidebars, bibliography, glossary, index, and author biography.

Girl Scientists

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534149366

Who were history's smartest scientists? Who was voted "Most Likely to Have the Best Garden?" In the History's Yearbook series, readers will learn about the amazing and diverse women in history. In Girl Scientists, readers will discover and rediscover their favorite heroines and learn about top women scientists who have made an impact. Each book in this series is written at a higher maturity level using considerate text at a lower reading level in order to engage struggling readers. Backmatter material includes writing prompts that encourage readers to think creatively and critically. Series includes, a table of contents, educational sidebars, bibliography, glossary, index, and author biography.

Michelle Obama: Health Advocate

Clara MacCarald (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825512

Offers readers an inside look into the life of Michelle Obama and how she influenced the nation as First Lady. Learn all about how she encouraged children to be healthy and supported educational opportunities for females across the globe. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, an index, an author introduction, and sources for further research.

Abby Sunderland: Lost at Sea

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534141087

Could you survive a storm at sea? Abby Sunderland: Lost at Sea in the True Survival series explores Sunderland's shocking survival story. The book is written with a high interest level and lower level of complexity to serve more mature students reading at lower levels. Clear visuals, colorful photographs (including images of the survivors!), and considerate text help with comprehension and wild facts hold the readers' interest from the first page to the last. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

The Real Alexander Graham Bell

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534141094

Everyone knows his story, but do you know the REAL history behind the story of Alexander Graham Bell? History has never been so juicy! Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, timeline, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

Michael Benson: Trapped in a Volcano

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534141056

Could you survive inside a volcano's crater? Michael Benson: Trapped in a Volcano in the True Survival series explores Benson's shocking survival story. The book is written with a high interest level and lower level of complexity to serve more mature students reading at lower levels. Clear visuals, colorful photographs (including images of the survivors!), and considerate text help with comprehension and wild facts hold the readers' interest from the first page to the last. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

Harrison Okene: Sixty Hours Underwater

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534141063

Could you survive trapped underwater? Harrison Okene: Sixty Hours Underwater in the True Survival series explores Okene's shocking survival story. The book is written with a high interest level and lower level of complexity to serve more mature students reading at lower levels. Clear visuals, colorful photographs (including images of the survivors!), and considerate text help with comprehension and wild facts hold the readers' interest from the first page to the last. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

The Robertson Family: Attacked by Orcas

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534141070

Could you survive being lost in the Pacific ocean for 38 days? The Robertson Family: Attacked by Orcas in the True Survival series explores the Robertsons' shocking survival story. The book is written with a high interest level and lower level of complexity to serve more mature students reading at lower levels. Clear visuals, colorful photographs (including images of the survivors!), and considerate text help with comprehension and wild facts hold the reader's interest from the first page to the last. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

The Real Marie Curie

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131255

Everyone knows her story, but do you know the REAL history behind the story of Marie Curie? History has never been so juicy! Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, timeline, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

The Real Typhoid Mary

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131217

Everyone knows her story, but do you know the REAL history behind the story of Typhoid Mary? History has never been so juicy! Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, timeline, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

Temple Grandin and Livestock Management

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130845

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Temple Grandin and Livestock Management examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to the livestock industry. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.

The Real Albert Einstein

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131231

Everyone knows his story, but do you know the REAL history behind the story of Albert Einstein? History has never been so juicy! Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, timeline, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

Margaret Knight and the Paper Bag

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130838

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Margaret Knight and the Paper Bag examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to the modern paper bag. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.

Marie Van Brittan Brown and Home Security

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130814

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Marie Van Brittan Brown and Home Security examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to home security systems. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.

Marion Donovan and the Disposable Diaper

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130852

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Marion Donovan and the Disposable Diaper examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to the modern diaper. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.

Jane C. Wright and Chemotherapy

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130807

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Jane C. Wright and Chemotherapy examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to cancer treatment. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.

Katharine Blodgett and Invisible Glass

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130869

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Katharine Blodgett and Invisible Glass examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to industrial chemistry. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.