This graphic biography shows readers the moments that have defined Colin Kaepernick’s life as a quarterback and an activist. His talent and determination made him a college football success and brought him to the National Football League. As a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, he led his team to multiple playoffs and even competed in the Super Bowl. When outrage over violence against African Americans became a national movement, Kaepernick joined the protests. His decision cost him his career in football, but he gained a voice heard worldwide.
Megan Rapinoe lends her tremendous soccer talents to both the United States Women's National Team and Reign FC of the National Women's Soccer League. Learn about her training regimen, her advocacy work, and more!
Tennis legend Serena Williams has been competing for more than 20 years and continues to dominate the court while inspiring young tennis fans around the world. Learn about her 23 singles Grand Slam titles, her fashion line, and more.
All-court tennis phenom Sloane Stephens is ranked fourth in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) with six singles titles and one US Open Championship. Read all about this WTA superstar!
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley ended his record-breaking first season as the NFL's 2018 Offensive Rookie of the Year. Find out how Barkley trains and spends his time off the field.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees wows football fans with his amazing passes. Full-color photos and action-packed text showcase his highlights playing in the National Football League (NFL).
Being a reality TV star meant that Kylie Jenner grew up with the world watching her. As her siblings modeled, started businesses, and took on Hollywood, Jenner wondered how to make her mark. Connecting with her fans online led her to start her own company: Kylie Cosmetics. Jenner's social media savvy and talent for business grew Kylie Cosmetics into a major makeup empire, with Jenner herself behind the look, feel, and branding of her products. Balancing business with her personal life, Jenner became a mom and the world's youngest billionaire in one whirlwind year.
From the time she was two years old, JoJo Siwa spent hours a day working to achieve her dreams. Her hard work in her mom's dance studio led her to national TV, where her spunky personality and confidence earned her passionate fans on Dance Moms. Having built a huge audience on YouTube and TV, JoJo was ready to take her career to the next level. She released her first single, partnered with Nickelodeon, and rolled out her own line of products—all while staying true to her colorful, bubbly personality.
Misty Copeland is an author, global volunteer, and principal ballerina. But her path to success was not a straight one. Discover how Copeland used perseverance and talent to achieve her dream.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias not only broke records—she took athletics by storm, winning two Olympic gold medals for track and field before turning to professional golf. Witness more exciting moments from the life of this multi-talented athlete.
Point guard Chris Paul not only led the NBA four times in assists and six times in steals—he also won two gold medals. Get to know this Houston Rockets hero!
Ariana Grande always wanted to be a star. After honing her voice in community theater, Grande landed her first big role in a Broadway musical. On the Nickelodeon show Victorious, her dream of singing before a national audience came true. Soon Grande's music career was ready to soar. Her albums sold millions of copies, and fans from around the world flocked to see her perform. When tragedy struck her concert in Manchester, England, Grande responded with care and support for her fans. Trace Grande's journey from local talent to global superstar and see how she rocks the stage, advocates for mental health, and speaks up for women everywhere.
Melissa Vivianne Jeffersion, known professionally as Lizzo, started singing and rapping at age 10 and performed with several musical groups in her hometowns of Houston and Minneapolis. With her strong lyrics, danceable beats, and positive message, she's become one of the biggest solo musicians in the world.
Charles Darwin's scientific work transformed the way people think about life on Earth. From his childhood in England to his pivotal ocean voyages, he took every opportunity to study the natural world. And he helped shape a new understanding of how life forms change over time. This graphic biography highlights Darwin's youthful push to become a naturalist—against the wishes of his stern father. It also shares a look at his field research, collaborations, and scientific breakthroughs.
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.
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.
Albert Einstein's restless intelligence drove him to ponder the biggest topics the universe has to offer: light, time, mass, energy, and more. His conclusions changed the way people thought about the laws of physics. But first, he had to pass his university entrance exams. This graphic biography traces Einstein's path from his home country of Germany to his studies in Switzerland to his time in the United States. It also follows his life as an international scientific celebrity and his refusal to stay silent in the face of anti-Semitism.
Isaac Newton's youth was marked by constant curiosity. As he began a life of research and experiments, he turned this curiosity into major insights about the workings of Earth and the universe. He even developed three laws to explain the motions of objects. This graphic biography moves from Newton's childhood inventions to the breakthrough theories of his adult life. It also spotlights his time at England's Royal Mint, where he combated counterfeiting, and his gift of knighthood from Queen Anne.
At the start of the twentieth century, Marie Curie, a Polish physicist and chemist, stunned the scientific world. Her research led to the discovery of two elements, polonium and radium. She also examined the most unusual property of these elements: radioactivity. This graphic biography follows Curie from her early life in Poland to her scientific education in France. It also spotlights her work with Pierre Curie and her efforts to treat wounded soldiers during World War I.
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.
American politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever to serve in the US Congress. Learn about her young life, her work as an activist, and her career in the House of Representatives.
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.
Growing up on Chicago's South Side, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson loved school and her family. Driven by her parents' passion for education and her own desire to succeed, she graduated first from Princeton and then Harvard Law School and landed a job at a prestigious law firm, where she met her soon-to-be husband, Barack Obama. While raising their two young daughters, Michelle Obama committed herself to public service. She kept that commitment as her husband's political career soared and worked hard to continue serving the public when her family landed in the White House. Follow Obama's journey from Chicago school kid to history-making First Lady and beyond as she continues to make her mark as an inspiring speaker, bestselling author, and agent for positive change.
Center Joel Embiid racks up points for the Philadelphia 76ers. Readers will learn how this All-Star National Basketball Association (NBA) player stays at the top of his game and how he spends his time off the court.
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.