Calvin Klein, a boy from the Bronx, took his first clothing line of three dresses and six coats to an appointment at Bonwit Teller, New York's department store for the wealthy. Before long, he had designed a line of jeans that sold 200,000 in a week, and he was called the "King of Clothes" by People magazine. Along the way, he became known throughout the world for the beauty of his elegantly uncluttered clothing. In partnership with childhood friend Bernie Schwartz, he built an empire around his ideas that came to include fragrances, cosmetics, underwear, and home decor. Today his clothes are recognized as classics, and his style represents the best in American design.
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.
At only seventeen, New Zealand-born singer-songwriter Ella Yelich-O'Connor, better known as Lorde, rocketed to international fame with her hit singles Royals and Team. This book follows her meteoric rise from being the youngest solo artist to ever achieve a number one hit in the United States to being one of the most influential teenagers in the world today.
Wayne Gretzky, known to millions of hockey fans as "The Great One," wasn't the biggest, fastest, or strongest hockey player ever, but he was without a doubt the best so far. When he retired from play in 1999, the National Hockey League retired his jersey number as well and inducted him into the NHL Hall of Fame immediately, without the customary waiting period. Wayne's great talent was his ability to read the game and consistently make the right moves, earning him records for scoring year after year. The Great One started playing hockey on an ice rink in his backyard as a little boy in Canada, practicing before and after school and even after eating dinner with his skates on! His life tells the story of how far hard work and smart thinking can take a kid from Brantford, Ontario.
When Hollywood stars get married, they call on Vera Wang to dress them for their big day, because Vera makes the most beautiful wedding gowns in the world! Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson, Mariah Carey, and Jessica Simpson are among the thousands of brides this American designer has dressed. Born and raised in New York City where her parents fled from the Chinese Revolution, Vera has been in the fashion industry her whole adult life. After working for Vogue magazine as a fashion editor, she opened her own store, where she sold the wedding dresses that have made her famous. Today her brand name is on perfumes, home goods, jewelry, shoes, and eyeglasses, and her delightful style is available to everyone through her lower-price line, called Simply Vera.
Meet the boys behind the new British Invasion! This exciting new biography tells the incredible story of pop group One Direction. From their start on the UK TV show X Factor to sold-out concerts, MTV Video Music Awards, and chart-topping hits, Harry, Niall, Liam, Louis, and Zayn show no signs of slowing down. The group's first album Up All Night made history as the first debut album by a British group to enter at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. Full-color photos and fascinating facts make this book a must for any Directioner.
From Michelangelo’s paintings to climbing the world’s highest mountains and breaking the sound barrier, this book offers a glimpse of the greatest achievements made by humans in history. Bite-sized bits of information combine with relevant images to make it easy to access useful facts and numbers.
Throughout his life, basketball superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson has met both challenges and opportunities with perseverance and leadership. Dubbed "Magic," Johnson blazed a spectacular career in basketball. His play with the Los Angeles Lakers as point guard alongside center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, as well as his epic rivalry with the Boston Celtics’ forward Larry Bird, marked a legendary era in the NBA. In 1991, Magic announced he had tested positive for HIV, a virus that can lead to the life-threatening disease AIDS, and was retiring from basketball. Little was known then about HIV/AIDS and its prevention. His declaration shocked the public but succeeded in putting a familiar and much-admired face on a disease that was shrouded in fear and prejudice. Magic Johnson's legacy includes his inspirational work as an advocate for the prevention of HIV and the still-incurable disease AIDS through his own foundation, which provides programs for HIV/AIDS education and prevention, including testing and safe sex practices.
This fascinating book combines the work of groundbreakers in politics and social activism with mini-biographies of the innovators behind them. A useful resource for projects and posters, bite-sized text breaks down difficult concepts and provides detailed information on a diverse array of world-changers such as Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai, and Mahatma Ghandi.
Inspiring people for decades, Buffy Saint-Marie is a singer-songwriter, visual artist, activist, educator, public speaker, and philanthropist. Beginning life as an orphan on a reserve in Saskatchewan, Sainte-Marie grew to become an international icon. This award-winning songwriter has experienced censorship at times because of her vocal activism against war and on behalf of native peoples. She continues to create music and art, speak out, and support life-long learning through educational and scholarship programs.
John Muir spoke, wrote, and lived the wilderness, including taking President Theodore Roosevelt on an overnight trip to the Yosemite Valley. This trip led to Roosevelts signing into law a bill that placed Yosemite under federal control as a national park. Because of this and his founding of the Sierra Club, John Muir is credited as one of the key shapers of the modern environmental movement.
In 1974, an inventor named Victor Wouk became a man who could be described as ahead of his time. He had developed a prototype for the hybrid, a car that would become the most credible and commercially successful alternative to gasoline-powered vehicles.
Elena Delle Donne is an inspiration on and off the court. Her love for basketball has led her to play in the Olympics and the WNBA! Her love for her family has led her to advocate for special needs and support the Special Olympics. In Women in Sports: Elena Delle Donne, you'll discover what makes her one of the greatest women in sports!
Stephanie Gilmore surfed her way to a World Championship title when she was just 17 years old, and she shows no signs of stopping yet! With a total of seven world titles, she’s become known for her artistry and athleticism at competitions around the world. In Women in Sports: Stephanie Gilmore, you'll discover what makes her one of the greatest women in sports!
Two-time Women’s World Cup soccer champion and Olympic gold medalist Megan Rapinoe shines on the field and off! She wows fans with her brilliant skills and uses her fame to promote causes she’s passionate about. In Women in Sports: Megan Rapinoe, you'll discover what makes her one of the greatest women in sports!
Snowboarder Chloe Kim rode to Olympic fame in 2018 with her unmatched combination of style and skill. Soaring 10 to 15 feet above the pipe, she’s one of the best snowboarders in the world, if not the best! In Women in Sports: Naomi Osaka, you'll discover what makes her one of the greatest women in sports!
At 12 years old, Simone Biles was already giving her all to gymnastics. Her passion and drive for the sport pushed her to become the most decorated gymnast in the world. In Women in Sports: Simone Biles, you'll discover what makes her one of the greatest women in sports!
On the court, Naomi Osaka is known for her fierceness. Off the court, she’s known for her upbeat attitude and quirky sense of humor. The tennis star has defeated some of the toughest and best-known players in the world, and she plans to be around for many years to come! In Women in Sports: Naomi Osaka, you'll discover what makes her one of the greatest women in sports!
Albert Einstein rewrote the rules of physics and changed how scientists see space and time forever. Learn how a boy who struggled in school became one of history's most renowned scientists.
Nancy Pelosi is the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House—and she's done it twice. Learn how the most powerful woman in US politics is redefining leadership for future generations.
Decades after her death, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo remains an icon for Chicanos as well as for the feminist and LGBTQ+ movements. Read about her life as an artist and political activist.
Appalled by government apathy regarding climate change, 15-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg started a protest in front of the her country's parliament building in August 2018. She criticized leaders for not doing enough to reduce carbon emissions and stood outside with the sign Skolstrejk för klimatet (school strike for the climate). Within months, Thunberg's strikes and blunt speeches to world leaders and all adults ignited a global movement, inspiring millions of people to take action worldwide.
Stephen Hawking is one of the world's most celebrated and inspiring physicists, known for his theories on relativity, black holes, and quantum mechanics. He wrote the bestseller A Brief History of Time to explain a range of cosmology topics to the general public.
Graphic novels aren't just for superheroes! Abraham Lincoln has been plucked from history books and his life and accomplishments have been depicted in an informative nonfiction graphic novel. The subject's birth, childhood, education, and presidency have been skillfully told with detailed art. Further reading lists, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles useful in classroom discussion.
Graphic novels aren't just for superheroes! Anne Frank has been plucked from history books and her life and accomplishments have been depicted in informative nonfiction graphic novels. The subject's birth, childhood, education, and holocaust experience have been skillfully told with detailed art. Further reading lists, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles useful in classroom discussion.