Mansa Musa was the king of Mali as it became one of the largest empires during the time of Musa's rule. Readers will discover the life of Mansa Musa in this appealing biography that uses vivid images, appealing maps, and stunning facts to engage children. A glossary and index work in conjunction with the easy-to-read text to teach readers about the Mali ruler, griots, Mali trade, Mecca, Malian religion, and other kings and queens.
Hammurabi was king of Babylon and later became the king of Mesopotamia. This fascinating biography introduces readers to Babylonian history and explains how Hammurabi changed Mesopotamia. Through appealing photos and images and intriguing facts, readers will also learn about the Persian Empire, the form of writing called cuneiform, Gilgamesh, Cyrus the Great, Darius, and other kings and rulers of ancient times. Featuring a glossary and index for support, children will be sure to be enthralled as well as enlightened as they read from cover to cover!
Siddhartha Gautama was born to an Indian king and later changed Indian culture through his beliefs. This inspiring biography allows readers to explore the incredible life of Siddartha Gautama and learn how he later became known as "The Buddha". Buddhism, the Four Noble Truths, and the Eightfold Path are discussed through captivating facts and sidebars, interesting images and photos, and supportive text. An accommodating index and glossary aid in the better understanding of the content and vocabulary. Through the easy-to-read text, readers will also learn about the Indian caste system, Buddhist monks, and how people believe the state of nirvana can be reached.
Born in 100 B.C., Caesar grew up to be a talented leader who had a very successful military career. This enlightening and appealing biography illustrates to readers the powerful role that Julius Caesar played in Rome, along with details about the Rome History Republic, Roman social class, and the rise of the Roman Empire. The bright photos and maps and captivating facts and sidebars allow readers to be engaged and entertained simultaneously. The helpful glossary and index work in conjunction with the supportive, easy-to-read text to aid in better understanding of the content.
Socrates was an ancient Greek philosopher who helped shape Greek beliefs. Readers will find out how Socrates' ideas and beliefs can still be found today in this captivating biography that features vivid images, easy-to-read text, a glossary, index, and table of contents. The stunning facts will have children enthralled as they learn about Socrates' influence on the world around him as well as ancient philosophy, Alexander the Great, Athens, Pericles, and the Acropolis.
In the 1500s, a man named Martin Luther saw problems in the way the Roman Catholic Church was run. He argued against the teachings of the Church during a time when doing so was punishable by death. Readers can learn about his courageous and honorable life as he fought against the Catholic church and ideals and strived for Protestant Reformation in this captivating biography that features easy-to-read text, intriguing facts, and striking images. The glossary, index, and table of contents helps children navigate their way through the book and better understand some of the concepts discussed, such as Luther's Ninety-Five Theses and the Black Cloister Monastery.
In this biography, readers will discover the remarkable journey of Cecil Rhodes from England to the diamond mines, parliament houses, and battlefields of Africa. The stunning facts, vibrant images, and engaging sidebars work in conjunction with the supportive text and helpful glossary and index to give readers a look into the Age of Imperialism and into Rhodes' life as he ventured into diamond mining, created the De Beers diamond company, started a scholarship fund, settled Rhodesia, and shaped policies that limited the rights of black South Africans through his belief in Social Darwinism.
In 1689, John Locke wrote that individuals had the right to "life" and "liberty." Soon, his ideas spread across the world and helped create a new system of rule. In this engaging biography, readers learn about the inspiring life of John Locke and his role in the Enlightenment. Featuring brilliant images and fascinating facts, this book will have readers eager to learn more about Locke's incredible life. The supportive text, glossary, and index combine to give readers the tools they'll need to better understand such topics as the Glorious Revolution and empiricism.
Leonardo da Vinci lived during the Italian Renaissance, a time of great ideas and innovation. This enlightening biography allows readers to discover how Da Vinci perfectly embodied the spirit of the Renaissance. Through detailed, stunning photos and images, easy to read text, and captivating facts, children will learn about some of Da Vinci's greatist creations as an artist, including The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. Readers will also discover details about Da Vinci's early life, including his apprenticeship with artist Andrea del Verrocchio. A glossary and index is provided to aid in better understanding of the content and vocabulary.
This fascinating biography details the life of the last Queen of France, Marie Antoinette. The detailed images and illustrations and interesting facts allow readers to learn more about her arranged marriage to King Louis XVI, life at the Palace of Versailles, what she did to become such a controversial queen, and about the royal family's stay at the Tuileries Palace. The 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.
This enlightening biography introduces readers to Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam. Readers will learn how he grew to become the founder of Islam and an important figure in the history of the world. The engaging facts, alluring images, and supportive text combine together to create an engaging reading experience for children to learn about such things as the Bedouins, Makkah, Qur'an, Hijrah, Sunnis, Shi'as, and how Muhammed urged people to follow his idea of monotheism. With a glossary and index, children will have all the tools they need to learn about Muhammed's incredible life!
In this captivating biography, readers will learn how Emperor Justinian I ruled the Byzantine Empire for 38 years. Featuring eye-catching images, maps, and photos, stunning facts, and easy to read text, readers will be introduced to Justinian's Code, the Nika Rebellion, and iconoclasm. Readers will be fascinated as they discover that Justinian put down a rebellion, conquered new territory, and even survived the bubonic plague! To provide readers with tools they'll need to better understand the content, this book features an accessible glossary and index.
Geoffrey Chaucer was a British poet during the Middle ages and is still considered one of the greatest English writers of all time. Through this intriguing biography, readers will learn about Chaucer's life as he took part in the Hundred Years War, worked for King Edward III, and went on to write the well-known collection, "The Canterbury Tales". Featuring lively illustrations, fascinating facts and sidebars, easy to read text, an accommodating glossary, and helpful index, this book will have readers excited and eager to learn more about this influential author.
Elementary readers learn about famous pirates and pirate history in this interesting and informative nonfiction reader. Through colorful images, fascinating facts, informational text, and compelling stories, children will learn about famous pirates such as Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, Black Bart, Edward Low, Lady Mary Killigrew, and Mrs. Cheng.
Introduce readers to some of the most well-known criminals and tyrants of the past with this fascinating nonfiction book! Featuring intriguing facts and theories, colorful images, and informational text in conjunction with a glossary of terms, a bibliography, and a list of helpful websites with more information, readers will want to learn all they can about ancient history and the bad guys and gals from the past.
Robbery, gunfights, murder--outlaws ran rampant all across the Wild West! Readers will be introduced to some of the most famous robbers and outlaws of the Wild West in this enthralling nonficton title. With vivid images, informational text, and incredible facts and stories about such well-known figures as Billy the Kid, Butch Cassidy, and Jesse James, readers will be engaged from cover to cover!
In this inspiring biography, readers will learn about the incredible journey of Helen Keller. Using informational text and expressive images and photos, readers will discover the undeniable determination that Keller had as a young deaf and blind girl and how her teacher, Anne Sullivan, helped her to read, write, speak, and graduate from college. With a timeline, a bibliography, and a glossary of terms, children are given the tools they need to expand their knowledge about this fascinating and inspiring woman.
Nelson Mandela helped create a new world for South Africa in his fight against apartheid. Readers will learn about Mandela's fight for peace and equality and how he used peaceful protests to make his way from a political prisoner to the first South African President of Africa in this nonfiction biography. Featuring colorful images, informational text, timelines, a glossary of terms, and an index, readers are sure to be inspired by Mandela's amazing life.
Anne Frank's diary has become one of the most widely read books in the world. Readers will learn about Anne as she went into hiding from the Nazi Party in this nonficiton title. Through vibrant images, informational text, timelines, and a glossary of terms, readers will discover the hardships Anne and her family went through in order to avoid being sent to a concentration camp. This inspiring biography enables children to look up to Anne and find hope in every situation, just as she did.
Unravel the conflicting differences between these two founding fathers in the book Hamilton vs. Jefferson! This informational text compares and contrasts the lives, ideologies, and contributions of two of America's most influential founding fathers. This nonfiction reader examines their political rivalry and includes letters, photographs, newspaper articles, maps, and other primary sources that will captivate students while building their critical-literacy skills. This book includes: text features such as captions, bold print, a glossary, and an index increase understanding and build academic vocabulary; a “Your Turn!” activity challenges students to connect to a primary source through a writing activity.
Uncover the fascinating facts that led to the murder of Alexander Hamilton in the book, Aaron Burr. This primary source reader informs students about what made these two historical men enemies and how Burr worked both the Federalist and the Republican parties to become Vice President of the United States. Included are letters, photographs, newspaper articles, maps, and other primary sources that will captivate students while building their critical-literacy skills.
Discover captivating historical facts in this informational text that focuses on the life and times of George Washington and his partnership with his secretary and “right-hand man,” Alexander Hamilton. This nonfiction reader includes letters, photographs, newspaper articles, maps, and other primary sources that will captivate middle school students while building their critical-literacy skills.
This intriguing story highlights Marquis de Lafayette's strong desire to help America by joining their forces despite the King of France's order. Students will get pulled into this informational text that focuses on the extraordinary life of the Marquis de Lafayette, his relationship with George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, and his influence on the Revolutionary War. It includes letters, photographs, newspaper articles, maps, and other primary sources that will captivate middle school students while building their critical-literacy skills. This book includes: text features such as captions, bold print, a glossary, and an index increase understanding and build academic vocabulary; a “Your Turn!” activity challenges students to connect to a primary source through a writing activity.
In The Schuyler Sisters, readers will learn about the fascinating lives of Eliza and Angelica Schuyler, their influence on Alexander Hamilton and United States history, and the roles of women in the 1700s-1800s. Through the use of dynamic primary sources like maps and letters, middle school students will be engaged as they read about history and build their literacy skills. Supporting today's social studies standards, this full-color text includes intriguing images, interesting sidebars, a glossary, and other important text features to support learning and strengthen key comprehension skills. Challenging activities require students to use text evidence to connect back to what they've read.
Marie Curie was one of the greatest scientists the world has ever known. This biography details the fascinating life of the first woman to win the Nobel Prize. Learn all about this 20th century superstar with this high-interest book! The intriguing sidebars feature fun facts that challenge students to think more deeply about the topics and develop higher-order thinking. Informational text features include a table of contents, captions, bold font, an extensive glossary, and a detailed index to deepen understanding and build academic vocabulary. The Try It! culminating activity requires students to connect back to the text, and the Reader's Guide provides opportunities for additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL, WIDA/TESOL, and state standards, this title readies students for college and career.