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12 Musicians Who Changed the World

Jamie Kallio (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820062

From Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, to Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan, civil rights activist Nina Simone, and rapper Tupac Shakur, this book profiles 12 famous musicians 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.

12 Military Leaders Who Changed the World

Matthew McCabe (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820055

From Julius Caesar to the fierce Celtic Queen Boudica, British admiral Horatio Nelson, and Michelle Howard, the first female admiral in the US Navy, this book profiles 12 powerful military leaders 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.

12 Educators Who Changed the World

Vicki C. Hayes (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820048

From Booker T. Washington to Maria Montessori, Head Start creator Edmund Gordon, and Savitribai Phule, who is fighting for girls in India, this book profiles 12 leading educators 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.

12 Chefs Who Changed the World

Jamie Kallio (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820031

From Julia Child, who taught America the art of French cooking, to TV personality Giada De Laurentiis, Ethiopian Swedish American chef Marcus Samuelsson, and Iron Chef Masaru Morimoto, this book profiles 12 top chefs 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.

12 Athletes Who Changed the World

Paula Solien (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820024

From Jim Thorpe, the first Native American to win Olympic gold, to tennis trailblazer Billie Jean King, soccer superstar Pelé, and Chinese badminton champ Lin Dan, this book profiles 12 legendary athletes 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

12 Artists Who Changed the World

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820017

From real Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci to revolutionary American artist Georgia O’Keeffe, Chinese activist Ai Weiwei, and the mysterious, anonymous Banksy, this book profiles 12 influential artists from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars and thought-provoking prompts keep readers interested. Four more mini-bios pique readers’ curiosity.

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.

The Life of Rosa Parks

Gillia M. Olson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490357

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.

The Life of Dolores Huerta

Gillia M. Olson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490333

Explore Dolores Huerta’s life as a union labor leader and civil rights activist in this unique timeline biography. ¡Sí, se puede! Yes, we can! Huerta coined this phrase, which became a rally cry for farm workers. Fighting alongside Cesar Chavez, Huerta helped California farm workers gain fair pay and safe work conditions. Her ideas and tenacity paved the way to new labor laws and reform. As an outspoken Hispanic woman, Huerta has battled both gender and race discrimination in her fight for equal rights. She has never given up and continues today to be a social justice icon. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Dolores Huerta’s major life moments for elementary readers.

The Life of Sojourner Truth

Gillia M. Olson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490371

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.

The Life of Sacagawea

Gillia M. Olson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490364

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.

The Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Gillia M. Olson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490340

Explore Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s life as a campaigner for women’s rights in this unique timeline biography. As one of the most recognized women’s suffragists in America, Elizabeth Cady Stanton paved the way for women’s right to vote. Stanton was a progressive thinker of her time who believed in equal rights for women. Her bold and persistent determination helped her to overcome sexism, befriend Susan B. Anthony, and become one of the leaders in the Women’s Suffrage Movement. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s major life moments for elementary readers.

The Life of Clara Barton

Gillia M. Olson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490326

Explore Clara Barton’s incredible life as a humanitarian in this unique timeline biography. From teaching to nursing, then starting the American Red Cross, Clara Barton lived her life to help others in a time when people didn’t think a woman should lead. As the “Angel of the Battlefield,” she risked her life to help care for wounded Civil War soldiers. The conditions she saw inspired her to create the American Red Cross. She fought against gender discrimination and recognized the humanity that makes everyone equal. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Clara Barton’s major life moments for elementary readers.

Chuck Taylor: Sneaker Sensation

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786699

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the inventor of All Stars, Chuck Taylor. Follow Taylor’s story from his early years as a basketball star, to his career as a salesman for Converse, and his development of the Chuck Taylor All Star. Entertaining sidebars, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Mary Quant: Miniskirt Maker

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786668

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the developer of the miniskirt, Mary Quant. Follow Quant’s story from her early years selling her designs in her shop Bazaar as she names the miniskirt and brings it from popular London skirt style to worldwide fashion trend! Fun facts, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Eddie Bauer: Down Jacket Developer

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786644

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the inventor of the down jacket, Eddie Bauer. Follow Bauer’s story from his early years at Bauer’s Tennis Shop to the expanded Bauer’s Sport Shop to the creation of his famous puffer jacket! Fun facts, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

J Balvín

Jolene Gutiérrez (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643698

J Balvín is one of the top Latin pop stars in the world! The award-winning Colombian musician performs primarily in Spanish to advance the Latin culture, and has been working in the music business since he was a teenager. When did he start singing? How have his business skills helped his music career? Why are meditation and fashion so important to him? In Stars of Latin Pop: J Balvín, you'll learn about his rise to stardom, his love for fashion, and his advocacy for mental health practices. Let's get to know J Balvín!

Ozuna

Jolene Gutiérrez (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643681

Ozuna is a Latino musician who is breaking records and winning awards! The Puerto Rican reggaetón performer has been singing and rapping since he was twelve years old. How did YouTube change his life? How has collaboration improved his career? In Stars of Latin Pop: Ozuna, you'll learn about his rise to fame, and how he’s giving back to his community. Let's get to know Ozuna! The Stars of Latin Pop series follows the journeys, careers, and passions of some of the biggest names in Latin Pop. This high-interest text for striving readers is filled with facts and photos, allowing readers to dive into the lives of pop stars Shakira, J Balvín, Sofía Reyes, and Ozuna. Each book features side-by-side English and Spanish text to promote bilingual literacy and includes after-reading questions and activities.

Sofía Reyes

Jolene Gutiérrez (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643667

Sofía Reyes is on her way to becoming one of the top Latin Pop Stars in the world! Has she always loved music? How did social media help her? How has her creativity improved her career? In Stars of Latin Pop: Sofía Reyes, you'll learn about her rise to stardom and how she’s supporting other musicians. Let's get to know Sofía Reyes! The Stars of Latin Pop series follows the journeys, careers, and passions of some of the biggest names in Latin Pop. This high-interest text for striving readers is filled with facts and photos, allowing readers to dive into the lives of pop stars Shakira, J Balvín, Sofía Reyes, and Ozuna. Each book features side-by-side English and Spanish text to promote bilingual literacy and includes after-reading questions and activities.

Shakira

Jolene Gutiérrez (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643674

Shakira is one of the top Latin Pop Stars in the world! Has she always been so talented? What lifelong goals does she have? How is she changing the world, one child at a time? In Stars of Latin Pop: Shakira, you'll learn about her rise to stardom, and the charities she supports. Let's get to know Shakira! The Stars of Latin Pop series follows the journeys, careers, and passions of some of the biggest names in Latin Pop. This high-interest text for striving readers is filled with facts and photos, allowing readers to dive into the lives of pop stars Shakira, J Balvín, Sofía Reyes, and Ozuna. Each book features side-by-side English and Spanish text to promote bilingual literacy, and also includes after-reading questions and activities.

Mookie Betts

Greg Bates (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641854917

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

Anthony Davis

Greg Bates (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641854924

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

Auston Matthews

Todd Kortemeier (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641854931

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

Kylian Mbappé

Todd Kortemeier (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641854948

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

Maya Moore

Matt Scheff (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641854955

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