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Once Upon a War: The Memoir of Gertrud Schakat Tammen

Diana Star Helmer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848937

This book presents the diary of Gertrud Schakat Tammen who grew up in Germany during World War II. This portion of her diary relates her experiences as World War II began.

Magic Johnson: Basketball Legend, Entrepreneur, and HIV/AIDS Activist

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427181022

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.

Orville and Wilbur Wright: Pioneers of the Age of Flight

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427181039

Perhaps no two people in history exemplify the spirit of invention better than brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright. Born in the Midwest in the late 1800s, Orville was exceptionally good at creating mechanical devices, and Wilbur had a genius for ideas. The turn of the 20th century came during an age of invention and technological development. Inspired by a fierce worldwide competition to be the first to invent a machine that could fly and be controlled by a pilot, the Wright brothers tested and refined several prototypes. At last, on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they achieved their pioneering flight. The brothers went on to develop machines and controls that made possible powered, fixed-wing flights and laid the foundation for pilot-controlled aviation as we know it today. They also founded the Wright Company, which built airplanes for the rising new industry of commercial aviation. Had Wilbur not died at the early age of 45, who knows what else the innovative pair might have accomplished.

Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune

Pamela S. Turner (author) Gareth Hinds (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580895859

A samurai fights for honor and survival in a real-life Game of Thrones. Stirring narrative nonfiction recounts the rise of Minamoto Yoshitsune from seemingly doomed infant to immortal warrior-hero (and one of the most famous samurai in Japanese history). Acclaimed author Pamela S. Turner delivers all the drama, romance, and tragedy of the original story--with delightfully dry wit and a healthy dose of modern perspective. Gorgeous ink paintings by celebrated graphic-novelist Gareth Hinds complete this irresistible package.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Jennifer Fandel (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607544

A biography of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, examining his design influence and development of the Prairie School style, as well as some of his most famous structures.

Michelangelo

Adele Richardson (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607551

A biography of Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo, examining his masterful commissions and papal relationships, as well as some of his most enduring works.

Vincent van Gogh

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607568

A biography of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, examining his contributions to the Post-Impressionist style and his early death, as well as many of his greatest paintings.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607575

A biography of German-born composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, examining his European travels and interest in opera, as well as some of his greatest compositions.

E.E. Cummings

S. L. Berry (author), Stasys Eidrigevicius (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604918

Combining biographical profiles with poetry selections, this revised and updated selection of Voices in Poetry highlights the extraordinary lives and talent of some of the world’s most influential poets. From Shakespeare’s classic love sonnets to Hughes’s songs of the African American experience, this series introduces readers to six unique poetic voices from multiple perspectives by featuring full-length poems or excerpts from larger works and examinations of the author’s style and thematic material. This title provides an exploration of the life and work of 20th-century American writer E. E. Cummings, whose poetry is known for its combination of innovative, artistic style and traditional rhyme and meter.

Walt Whitman

Jim Whiting (author), Rob Day (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604956

Combining biographical profiles with poetry selections, this revised and updated selection of Voices in Poetry highlights the extraordinary lives and talent of some of the world’s most influential poets. From Shakespeare’s classic love sonnets to Hughes’s songs of the African American experience, this series introduces readers to six unique poetic voices from multiple perspectives by featuring full-length poems or excerpts from larger works and examinations of the author’s style and thematic material. This title provides an exploration of the life and work of 19th-century American writer Walt Whitman, whose poetry is known for both its passionate celebration of American life and its direct, speechlike style.

Edgar Allan Poe

Patricia Kirkpatrick (author). Gary Kelley (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604925

Combining biographical profiles with poetry selections, this revised and updated selection of Voices in Poetry highlights the extraordinary lives and talent of some of the world’s most influential poets. From Shakespeare’s classic love sonnets to Hughes’s songs of the African American experience, this series introduces readers to six unique poetic voices from multiple perspectives by featuring full-length poems or excerpts from larger works and examinations of the author’s style and thematic material. This title provides an exploration of the life and work of 19th-century American writer Edgar Allan Poe, whose poetry is known for its lonely and macabre themes, songlike rhythms, and sense of longing.

Langston Hughes

S. L. Berry (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604932

Combining biographical profiles with poetry selections, this revised and updated selection of Voices in Poetry highlights the extraordinary lives and talent of some of the world’s most influential poets. From Shakespeare’s classic love sonnets to Hughes’s songs of the African American experience, this series introduces readers to six unique poetic voices from multiple perspectives by featuring full-length poems or excerpts from larger works and examinations of the author’s style and thematic material. This title provides an exploration of the life and work of 20th-century American writer Langston Hughes, whose poetry is known for its accounts of the African American experience and its call to racial equality.

William Shakespeare

Jennifer Fandel (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604949

Combining biographical profiles with poetry selections, this revised and updated selection of Voices in Poetry highlights the extraordinary lives and talent of some of the world’s most influential poets. From Shakespeare’s classic love sonnets to Hughes’s songs of the African American experience, this series introduces readers to six unique poetic voices from multiple perspectives by featuring full-length poems or excerpts from larger works and examinations of the author’s style and thematic material. This title provides an exploration of the life and work of 16th-century English writer William Shakespeare, whose poetry is known best for its sonnet form as well as its transcendent descriptions of love.

The Emily Sonnets

Jane Yolen (author), Gary Kelley (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602457

Acclaimed writer Jane Yolen employs 15 sonnets, accompanied by brief biographical notes, to tell of the reclusive life and literary innovations of 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson.

Hatshepsut: First Female Pharaoh

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433390494

Hatshepsut was a young woman who became the first female pharaoh of Egypt and ruled for about 20 years! Readers will learn about Hatshepsut's amazing life as she made her way from regent to queen of Egypt in this captivating biography. The stunning images, intriguing facts, supportive text, glossary and index combine to create an enlightening and entertaining reading experience as children learn about kings, queens, pharoahs, and other aspects of Egyptian history.

Carlos Peña

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291672

Carlos Peña has had great success in Major League Baseball. He has won awards and won games. He's played in the All-Star Game and made millions of dollars. Read about Pea's journey to reach his dreams. Learn what it took for Pea to work his way through the minor leagues before playing with the Texas Rangers. Follow the life story of this great baseball player!

12 Authors Who Changed the World

Elaine A. Kule (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781621432371

Showcases the work and achievements of 12 of the world’s most influential authors. Each spread contains fascinating facts about each author and how their accomplishments helped change the world.

Langston Hughes: Harlem Renaissance Writer

David H. Anthony (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433397752

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

Melissa Carosella (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433397738

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.

Barack Obama

Blane Conklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433397776

This inspiring biography tells about the life of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. Readers will learn about Obama's childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia, his time as president of the Harvard Law Review, his dream of becoming a community organizer, and his journey from State Senator to the very first African American President of the United States. Through lively photos of Obama and his family and interesting facts about his political campaigns and ideas, readers will be inspired and engaged from cover to cover! A glossary and index are featured to aid in better understanding of the content and vocabulary.

African Americans Today

Stephanie Kuligowski (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433397783

African Americans in the United States fought for a long time for equality. This enlightening book details lives of some of the most successful African Americans who have overcome racism and segregation. The vibrant images and stunning facts allow readers to learn about discrimination, Civil Rights, and some of the most notable African American contributions to art, music, and literature--including such people as Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, and Toni Morrison. With easy-to-read text working in conjunction with an accommodating glossary and index, readers will be able to navigate their way through this book and will be engaged and captivated from beginning to end!

Still Marching Strong

Melissa Carosella (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433397721

Meet some of the women from the 20th century who continue the legacy of breaking down barriers surrounding women's freedom! Sandra Day O'Connor, Susan G. Komen, Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, Mary Kay Ash, Maya Lin, Elizabeth Dole, and Hillary Rodham Clinton are some of the inspirational women that readers will learn about in this fascinating book. Featuring easy-to-read text working in conjunction with lively images and intriguing facts, readers will learn about women's accomplishments in many different fields, including politics, literature, art, and architecture!

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Melissa Carosella (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433397714

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.

Founding Mothers

Melissa Carosella (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433397684

Although early America did not allow women to do many things outside of their homes, there were many women who fought for their rights and worked to make the U.S. a free country for all. Readers will learn about women's accomplishments in early America in this engaging and inspiring book. The stunning facts and vivid images highlight the lives and accomplishments of women like Pocahontas, Abigail Adams, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Sacagawea, Phillis Wheatley, Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, and Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell. Readers will be inspired and intrigued as they move through this fascinating and delightful book that also features a glossary and index to support the content.

Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Harriet Isecke (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433397691

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!