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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.

Amelia Earhart: Pioneering Aviator and Force for Women's Rights

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180926

As a girl, Amelia Earhart aspired to a future that would take her beyond the family and medical problems of her younger years, as well as the restrictions imposed on her because she was female. Widely celebrated for her long-distance flights, she also set records for altitude and speed, and helped develop passenger airline service. As a writer and magazine editor, Earhart also further advanced the cause of flight and of women in aviation. Her disappearance during a daring around-the-world flight in 1937 has been a source of intrigue for over 80 years. Earhart’s life and career have provided inspiration to generations of young people, particularly those whose paths have been beset with obstacles and barriers.

Dian Fossey: Animal Rights Activist and Protector of Mountain Gorillas

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180933

For nearly two decades, Dian Fossey immersed herself in the study of mountain gorillas in Africa. She became known as a highly respected primatologist - a scientist who studies apes and other primates - and a fiercely devoted champion of their safety and preservation. Fossey had made powerful enemies because of her opposition to the gorilla-related tourism industry and her knowledge of animal trafficking among members of the government. In 1985, she was found murdered in her cabin in Rwanda. The case remains unsolved to this day, but her intense love for this endangered species helped create a legacy that survives in the work of others to this day.

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.

The Greatest Human Achievements

Grace Jones, Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122384

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.

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.

People Who Changed the World: Politics and Social Activism

Grace Jones (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122407

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.

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.

The Life of Harriet Tubman

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517582

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 Harriet Tubman's early life in slavery to her work liberating slaves as a famous conductor of the Underground Railroad. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

The Life of Malala Yousafzai

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517599

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 Malala Yousafzai's early interest in school through her brave stand against the Taliban and strong advocacy for education. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

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.

The Life of Ruby Bridges

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517612

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 African Americans, from Ruby Bridges's early life through her first steps in an integrated school and her struggles against racism. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.