Who were history's most creative artists? Who was voted "Best Visionary?" In the History's Yearbook series, readers will learn about the amazing and diverse women in history. In Girl Artists, readers will discover and rediscover their favorite heroines and learn about top women artists 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.
Who were history's bravest activists? Who was voted "Most Likely to Lead a Protest?" In the History's Yearbook series, readers will learn about the amazing and diverse women in history. In Girl Activists, readers will discover and rediscover their favorite heroines and learn about top women activists 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.
Elizabeth May was born to be an activist. As a young girl, Elizabeth was worried about the health of the planet and believed it was her job to protect it. While other children were playing, she was raising money for important causes, researching the latest science and organizing protests. Before most people had heard about environmentalism, she was an environmentalist, living by her principle of “I have to do something.” Written with Elizabeth’s daughter Cate, this book reveals how Elizabeth’s activism led her to politics, first as leader of the Green Party of Canada and later as a Member of Parliament. Filled with environmental facts, profiles of young activists and tips for making change in your own community, this book is part biography and part blueprint for activists in the making.
The Eagle Man, Charles Broley, loved the majestic birds he saw flying through the sky. He spent his retirement studying bald eagles across the United States and Canada. So, when he learned that they were in danger, he knew he had to figure out what was wrong. Follow along in this graphic adventure based on a true story about how citizens and scientists alike worked together to help save the iconic American symbol. Then, learn more about bald eagles and other eagles in danger.
A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of William Henry Harrison, ninth president of the United States. Includes a table of contents, time line, phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and detailed captions and sidebars to aid in comprehension.
Growing up, Dolores Huerta saw few people in power who looked like her. But her desire to help farm workers drove her to become a leader. After cofounding a labor union in 1962, Huerta helped improve the lives of countless farm workers. Her message of working together for change continues to inspire people around the world.
Born in China, Chien-Shiung Wu moved to the U.S. in 1936. Her dream was to become a physicist. But at the time, there were few women scientists. Discrimination was an issue too. Still, Wu did not give up. With hard work, she not only changed the field of physics, but also blazed a trail for women in science.
As a girl, Ellen Ochoa didn’t dream of going to space. But then she saw Sally Ride do it. This role model inspired Ochoa to apply at NASA. With hard work and perseverance, Ochoa became the first Latina to go to space. Now Ochoa is working to ensure diversity in the next generation of space explorers.
Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader.
Wilma Mankiller knew firsthand the hardships facing the Cherokee people in the mid-20th century. After growing up in poverty, she got involved in the Native American rights movement of the 1960s and resolved to fight for change. As the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, her hard work and determination improved health care, education, and living conditions for her tribe. Mankiller’s legacy of compassion and dedication continues to inspire people in the American Indian community and beyond.
Misty Copeland has faced many challenges in her life. From starting dance at a late age and not having a typical dancer’s body type to growing up with abuse and poverty, her journey to becoming the American Ballet Theatre’s first Black prima ballerina has not been easy. Driven by her passion for dance, Copeland continues inspire change in the world of ballet.
At age two, Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Though this led to many challenges throughout her life, Grandin views her disability as a gift. ASD allowed her to see the world in a different way and make a connection between two seemingly unrelated areas: animal welfare and autism. Today, Grandin works to educate people on animal behavior and humane treatment. She is also a renowned advocate for people with ASD.
Elon Musk is an entrepreneur with a unique vision. He builds businesses with the goal of solving our world’s biggest problems. The books and video games he loved as a child inspire him to innovate. Though some people think his ideas are unconventional, Musk continues to work toward his vision of a better future.
Despite a rough childhood and many setbacks early in his career, Tyler Perry’s spirit never broke. He has since come to dominate Hollywood, even building and operating his own film studio. Through sheer determination, Perry has risen to the top and become an advocate for people in underrepresented groups in the film industry. He now uses his influence and wealth to create opportunities for underdogs like himself.
As a minister and an activist, Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to helping others. He fought for equality during a time when Black people in America experienced great injustice. His life and legacy continue to inspire others to push for change.
When a plane crash leaves her stranded deep in the Amazon Rain Forest, Juliane Koepcke must fight to make it out alive. This graphic nonfiction title tells the true story of her survival, including her fall from the sky, her encounters with dangerous wildlife, and her eventual escape from the jungle. Colorful illustrations and engaging dialogue featuring actual quotes draw readers into the story, while a map, timeline, and bonus facts offer further details about Koepcke’s ordeal.
After she lost her arm in a shark attack, many were unsure whether Bethany Hamilton would ever surf again. But she set their fears to rest when she got back on her board only a few weeks later! Through detailed illustrations and engaging dialogue, this inspiring graphic nonfiction title tells the true story of the attack, from the shark’s first contact to Bethany’s return to the water. Actual quotes let Bethany tell the story in her own words, while a map and timeline add context to the incident.
Would you survive 76 days alone at sea? Steve Callahan did. In 1982, he was set adrift on a small rubber raft in the raging ocean. This graphic nonfiction title for young readers follows his journey. Detailed illustrations and captivating dialogue highlight how he battled storms, animals, hunger, and thirst to become a true sea survivor. Actual quotes help tell the story in Steve’s own words, while a map and timeline trace his journey. Readers will learn what it takes to battle the sea and live to tell the tale!
In 1943, Jan Baalsrud traversed the icy mountains and fjords of Nazi-occupied Norway. The journey was fraught with danger, but Baalsrud received plenty of help along the way. This graphic nonfiction title traces his treacherous voyage, including his interactions with the Nazis, his battle with the elements, and his journey to safety. Actual quotes bring history to the page, a map shows off Baalsrud’s route, and a timeline helps readers trace his path to survival.
A brief biography of the wife of the reverend Martin Luther King Jr. who shared his dedication to working peaceably to achieve equality. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, a phonetic glossary,a time line, a Think-About-It section, and an index.
Langston Hughes is often thought of as one of the greatest and most influential African American authors. This fascinating and inspiring biography will have readers enthralled by the life of Hughes as they learn how he became known as the voice of the Harlem Renaissance. Featuring lively images, photos, and captivating facts, this book allows readers to gain insight into how the Civil Rights Movement had an effect on Hughes' life and writing as well as important movements in the Harlem Renaissance like jazz, poetry, music, and clubs. The easy-to-read, supportive text works in conjunction with the accessible glossary and index to give readers the tools they may need to better understand the content and vocabulary.
Frederick Douglass was born a slave and ended up becoming one of the most famous abolitionists of his time. This inspiring biography teaches readers about Douglass' incredible life. Through captivating images and illustrations and engaging sidebars and facts, readers will learn about the Thirteenth Amendment, the Underground Railroad, and the Emancipation Proclamation as well as people that had major impacts on Douglass' freedom and life, such as Abraham Lincoln, WIlliam Lloyd Garrison, and suffragists. A glossary and index are provided to give readers the tools they may need to better understand the content and vocabulary.
Hillary Rodham Clinton has gone from being a student activist, to the First Lady of the United States, to a state senator, to the Secretary of State of the United States. Her inspiring and impressive life in law and politics is detailed in this fascinating biography. Readers will learn about her role as one of the most influential First Ladies of all time, as Secretary of State, and her plan to give everyone healthcare. This book features vibrant photos and images, intriguing facts, easy-to-read text, and a helpful glossary and index to provide readers with an engaging reading experience that will have them interested from beginning to end.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony worked hard to fight for equal rights of women. This encouraging biography details the lives and accomplishments of two of the most well-known women of the Suffrage Movement. Featuring captivating images, stunning facts, and an accessible glossary and index, readers will be enthralled and engaged from cover to cover as they learn about these incredible reformers!
Readers will learn about the interesting and inspiring life of Dolley Madison in this appealing biography. Through plenty of colorful images and stunning facts, readers learn how Dolley survived a yellow fever epidemic and went on to meet James Madison and later became the First Lady of the United States. The supportive text and accessible glossary and index work together to teach readers about some of the important factors of Dolley's life, including her home at Montpelier and the Constitutional Convention. Children will be intrigued as they move from cover to cover.