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Andrew Carnegie

Sarah De Capua (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602792029

Readers will be introduced to Andrew Carnegie and his rise from impoverished immigrant to one of the world's wealthiest industrialists. Learn how this self-made master of the American steel industry put his leadership, determination, and wealth to good use by building libraries, schools, and universities that continue to benefit people today.

Bill and Melinda Gates

Dana Meachen Rau (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602792036

Discover how entrepreneur Bill Gates created Microsoft and amassed a fortune as a leader in the computer industry and then partnered with his wife Melinda Gates to found the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Readers will learn about their lives and their mission is to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty around the world.

Bono

Christin Ditchfield (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602792012

Bono and the band U2 have delighted audiences worldwide for more than 20 years. Readers will learn about Bono's rise to pop stardom and how he continues to use his talent and charisma to help third world countries fight diseases such as AIDS and Malaria.

Ellen Ochoa

Annie Buckley (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602792104

Ellen Ochoa's has a passion for engineering, space, and science. Readers will find out how Ochoa used this passion to earn a doctorate from Stanford and become the first Hispanic American female in space. Learn how she uses this passion to inspire students of all ages to work hard in school and follow their dreams.

Larry Page and Sergey Brin

James M. Flammang (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602792050

Discover how Larry Page and Sergey Brin started out as two ordinary computer science graduate students at Stanford University, but together, created Google, the world's most powerful information search engine on the Internet. Readers will learn about the power of innovation, creativity and tech smarts.

Madame C. J. Walker

Katie Marsico (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602792098

Madam C. J. Walker's business skills, motivation, and determination helped her to develop a hair product and become the first African American woman millionaire. Readers will learn how those same skills also helped her reach out and help people living in poverty and speak out against injustice.

Great Leaders of the Civil War

Martin Arthur (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199508

Abraham Lincoln. Robert E. Lee. Ulysses S. Grant. William Tecumseh Sherman. Jefferson Davis. Stonewall Jackson. These larger than life figures tower in history and their decisions and actions influenced the progress and outcome of the Civil War. This volume gives background on the politicians, generals, naval and militia commanders, and other prominent people who were involved in the Civil War, including African American leaders and women.

George Washington: Hero of the American Revolution

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191328

Born into a wealthy, plantation-owning family, George Washington grew up in privilege. He quickly rose in the ranks of the Continental Army until, ultimately, he became its commander-in-chief. Committed to the ideals of republicanism, he led the army to victory in the American Revolutionary War, and the United States of America was born. This revealing title examines the life of George Washington, "father of his country," with a focus on his military leadership during the Revolutionary War and his role and legacy as first President of the United States.

Marquis de Lafayette: Fighting for America's Freedom

Lisa Colozza Cocca (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191359

The Marquis de Lafayette was a young aristocrat from France who played a key role in the success of the American Revolution. From a wealthy family with a military history, he admired the struggle for independence in the American colonies and crossed the Atlantic Ocean to fight on the side of the colonists. Readers will learn how he became a longtime friend of the future president, George Washington, and how his skills both on the battlefield and in persuading the government of France to support the American colonists, earned him a lasting legacy in the history of the United States.

Phillis Wheatley: Poet of the Revolutionary Era

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191366

Kidnapped from West Africa and sold as a slave in Boston in 1761, the young girl who became Phillis Wheatley grew up to become an icon during the period of the American Revolution. Given the last name of her owner, Wheatley lived as a household slave but was encouraged to read and write. Readers will get a close-up look at this young African woman who became a celebrated poet of her time, writing elegies, or tributes to people she admired, as well as poems that used the themes of America's struggle for independence.

Benjamin Franklin

Wendy Conklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743987554

Benjamin Franklin was a man of many talents. His mind was constantly working to make things better for the colonists both before and after independence. Franklin was also a great writer, and he contributed to both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Sojourner Truth

Laura Spinale (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542177

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery. Freed before its abolition, she dedicated her life to speaking out against inequality in all forms. She became one of the nation's foremost abolitionists and an important women's-rights advocate.

Richard M. Nixon

Ann Graham Gaines (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540715

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Richard M. Nixon, thirty-seventh president of the United States.

Ronald Reagan

Cynthia Amoroso (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540746

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the president's childhood, his career, his family, and his term as the fortieth president of the United States. Includes a time line and glossary.

Rutherford B. Hayes

Sandra Francis (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540548

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Rutherford B. Hayes, nineteenth president of the United States.

Muhammad Ali

Clay Latimer (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542146

Muhammad Ali is one of America's most well-known athletes. From the time he was a young boy, Ali has been devoted to fighting racism in and out of the boxing ring. Later in his life, Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, but despite his illness he has not ceased to stand up for what he believes.

Millard Fillmore

Gerry and Janet Souter (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540487

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Millard Fillmore, thirteenth president of the United States.

Martin Van Buren

Steven Ferry (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540432

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Martin Van Buren, eighth president of the United States.

Mary McLeod Bethune

Amy Robin Jones (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542115

Throughout her life, Mary McLeod Bethune worked tirelessly to increase women's opportunities, from education to the military to the right to vote. Her activism led her to the White House as a consultant for several presidents. There, she helped advance important civil rights agendas.

Madam C. J. Walker

Lori Hobkirk (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542092

Madam C. J. Walker's skill as a businesswoman and desire to create products for black women drove her to become the first black female millionaire. While improving women's lives with her products, she employed women as sales agents and hair culturists, all while giving back to her community.

Marian Anderson

James Meadows (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542108

Marian Anderson broke through discrimination and racism to become one of the greatest classical singers of all time. Her exceptional talent allowed her to travel to many countries to perform, showing the world firsthand that the color of one's skin does not determine one's talent or inner strength.

Frederick Douglass

John Passaro (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542016

Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass was struck by the unfairness and cruelty of slave life and escaped as a young man to the North. A skilled speaker and writer of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Douglass became a fierce fighter for the end of slavery and later led the early civil rights movement.

Condoleezza Rice

Kevin Cunningham (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609541972

As an influential leader in U.S. politics, Condoleezza Rice became one of the foremost authorities on the Soviet Union during the Cold War and served in advisory roles for two presidents. Her intelligence and drive led her to one of the highest-ranking jobs in the White House, secretary of state.

Benjamin Banneker

Melissa Maupin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609541934

Eighteenth-century inventor and astronomer Benjamin Banneker was widely known and respected in his time. Most of what he knew, he taught himself. His letter to Thomas Jefferson asked the future president to reconsider his racial prejudices. Later, abolitionists would use Banneker as proof that people of any race can be equally intelligent.

Simon Says Gold: Simon Whitfield's Pursuit of Athletic Excellence

Cleve Dheensaw Simon Whitfield (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554691425

From the moment Simon Whitfield burst onto the world stage at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games as triathlon's first Olympic champion, his winning personality and stellar athletic abilities have inspired young people around the globe. In Simon Says Gold, Simon describes his personal journey to Olympic glory as he recounts not only that glorious day in Sydney, but also the anguish of failing to repeat as Olympic champion in Athens in 2004, and his dramatic comeback at the 2008 Beijing Games, when his exhilarating race to a silver medal enthralled millions of fans around the world. Simon's stories of the highs and lows of his running career will captivate readers young and old, but his real message that the simple pursuit of excellence is its own reward will also inspire and motivate. Not everyone can be an Olympian. Simon Whitfield believes that true greatness is in performing to the best of one's ability. The reward is in the effort, not the outcome.