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.
This title examines the remarkable lives of Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jack Dorsey and their work building the groundbreaking social networking companies MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter. Readers will learn about Page and Brin's backgrounds and education, as well as their early careers. Also covered is a look at how these social networking companies operate and issues they face, such as responding to negative feedback, facing competition, and developing new tools and applications for users. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.
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.
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.
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.
A biography of Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo, examining his masterful commissions and papal relationships, as well as some of his most enduring works.
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.
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 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!
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.
Thomas Edison is one of the most famous inventors of all time. This appealing biography will have readers enthralled as they discover some of Edison's most incredible inventions, including the light bulb and the phonograph. Along with his inventions, readers will also learn about his early life and career as a telegraph operator. The vivid images and interesting facts will keep readers engaged from beginning to end while the intriguing sidebars highlight other engineers and scientists who have made impacts on our lives. An exciting lab activity is featured to give readers a hands-on look at how electromagnetism works!
Learn about the incredible life of Isaac Newton in this fascinating biography. The colorful photos, supportive text, and engaging sidebars and facts will have readers captivated as they learn how Newton researched gravity, acceleration, deceleration, motion, and light spectrum. An accommodating glossary and index are provided to give readers the tools they will need while a stimulating hands-on lab activity is featured that will be sure to keep them enthralled and engaged!
This intriguing book allows readers to discover some of the most infamous leaders of the Middle East. The Middle East is comprised of many small countries, each with its own government. Through interesting sidebars, supportive text, and an accommodating glossary and index, readers will learn about leaders such as Anwar Sadat, Saddam Hussein, Menachem Begin, and Ayatollah Khomeni as well as the volatile issues of religious extremism, the American hostage crisis, the supply and demand of oil, and how the establishment of the nation of Israel in 1948 has caused constant conflict.
During the Cold War, communism was seen as a viable threat to the world. This fascinating title will introduce children to the leaders of the Cold War such as Nikita Khrushchev, John F. Kennedy, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, and Mikhail Gorbachev as well as the ideas and systems each of them believed in and upheld including communism, democracy, and capitalism. Through vivid images, intriguing facts and sidebars, a helpful glossary and index, and accommodating table of contents, readers will be interested and engaged from cover to cover!
Woodrow Wilson was a lawyer, an educator, and a politician. This biography tells all about his inspiring life as President of the United States. Through fascinating facts and engaging sidebars, children will learn that Wilson was an advocate for reform in education and government. Readers will explore some of Wilson's most prominent ideas and goals--including the Federal Reserve System, the League of Nations, and the New Freedom program--through appealing images, a colorful scrapbook layout, and helpful glossary and index.
Eleanor Roosevelt lived during an exciting time. This inspiring biography highlights Eleanor's incredible life as First Lady of the United States and how she worked to help give her husband, Franklin D. Roosevelt, advice during his presidency. The supportive text, intriguing facts, and touching photos show how she stood up for the weak and was an equal rights advocate. An accommodating glossary, table of contents, and index are provided to give readers an experience that is both enjoyable and engaging.
Several major industrialists facilitated the growth of industry in America. This interesting title allows readers to learn about such individuals as Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, and Henry Ford, who were responsible for building industries that employed many people and provided commodities necessary for life in the United States. The colorful scrapbook layout, engaging sidebars, fascinating facts, and detailed images combine with an accessible table of contents, glossary, and index to give readers the opportunity to learn about such topics as monopolies, the creation of the assembly line, stocks, and investments.
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!
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.
Moctezuma was the most famous ruler of the powerful Aztec empire. Readers will learn about Moctezuma in this fascinating biography that features vibrant photos, stunning facts, engaging sidebars, and supportive text. Along with details of Moctzeuma's life, readers will also learn about the Aztec Empire, Eagle Warriors, Jaguar Warriors, Incas, Mayans, and the city of Tenochtitlán. A table of contents, glossary, and index are featured to help readers better understand the content.
Confucius is now considered the greatest philosopher in Chinese history. This inspiring and enlightening biography will allow readers to discover Confucius' life of peace and harmony, his beliefs, and his philosophies that people still use today through interesting sidebars, facts, clear photos, supportive text, and a helpful glossary and index. Readers are also introduced to other important aspects of this period in China's history including the Zhou Dynasty, Meng-Tzu, and legalism.
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.
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.
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.
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.