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Sonia Sotomayor

Alex Van Tol (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194695

Sonia Sotomayor became a household name when President Barack Obama nominated her to the United States Supreme Court in 2009. Her confirmation made her the country's first Hispanic Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. But even before that, Sonia was an inspiration to others. Sonia Sotomayor has built a life as a jurist, activist, and mother, committed to the rights and advancement of people of all backgrounds and ethnicities.

Irena Sendler

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179760

Irena Sendler was born into a Catholic family in Poland in 1910. Throughout the German occupation in World War II, Irena worked tirelessly to help save Polands Jews from the Nazi horror. Irena saved at least 2,500 Jewish children from certain death during the Holocaust. By the time of her death in 2008, Irena had been honored by the governments of Poland and Israel, Pope John Paul II, and many of those she had rescued.

William Lloyd Garrison

William David Thomas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798163

With the founding of his own newspaper, Garrison used the paper and his association with other abolitionists to advocate for the immediate and complete freeing of all slaves. Through his editorials, he became a symbol of the abolitionist movement by pointing out the hypocrisy of the countrys actions versus the ideals set out by the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Frederick Douglass

Henry Elliot (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798118

Born into slavery, Douglass became an eloquent spokesperson for both blacks and womens rights. During and after the Civil War, Douglass became a confidant of presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Douglass also argued for African Americans to be allowed to join the Union army in the fight for their own freedom.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Henry Elliot (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798125

Following the passage of a law that made it a crime to aid in the escape of slaves, Stowe lent her actions and her words to the effort to help slaves and put an end to slavery. She actively aided fugitive slaves and, with the publication of the anti-slavery novel Uncle Toms Cabin, focused the nations consciousness on the inhumanity of slavery.

Sojourner Truth

Geoffrey Michael Horn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798156

Sojourner Truth lived a truly remarkable life. She had the ear of President Abraham Lincoln and fellow abolitionists Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and William Lloyd Garrison. One of the most persuasive and influential activists of her day, Truth was also an effective recruiter of African Americans into the Union army during the Civil War.

Harriet Tubman

Patricia Lantier (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798132

Harriet Tubman served as an abolitionist, emancipator of slaves, military spy, and advocate for womens rights. Tubman helped lead more than seventy slaves out of captivity and guide them to freedom along the Underground Railroad. When Civil War broke out, Tubman guided an expedition of Union soldiers on a raid in South Carolina that freed over seven hundred slaves.

John Brown

Geoffrey Michael Horn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798149

John Brown joined the side of free-staters in the conflict in the Kansas Territory, fighting to have Kansas enter the Union as an anti-slavery state. History has shown that his actions and the reactions to them were among the most potent precursors of the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861.

Hank Aaron: Home Run Hero

Jessica Morrison (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194701

In the days before performance-enhancing substances, the great Hank Aaron hit a career-record 755 home runs, a mark he held for 33 years. Hammerin' Hank began his baseball career in the Negro Leagues when black players were still banned from Major League Baseball. Hank played for 23 years in Milwaukee and Atlanta and made the All-Star team in both the National and American Leagues for 20 straight years.

Dolores Huerta: Voice for the Working Poor

Alex Van Tol (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194688

Dolores Huerta grew up in a climate charged by political activism. Fueled by her own contact with migrant farm workers, most of them Mexican immigrants with virtually no access to the system of labor laws and conditions under which they lived and worked, Dolores became an outspoken activist and organizer. She founded the United Farm Workers in 1962 with legendary Mexican American labor leader Cesar Chavez, and also worked toward improving the lives of workers, voters, immigrants, and women.

Important Figures

Teresa Wimmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600644

An examination of some of the most prominent people in the ongoing war against Islamic extremists, spotlighting such figures as George W. Bush, Osama bin Laden, and Saddam Hussein.

Apple: The Company and Its Visionary Founder, Steve Jobs

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614788133

This title examines the remarkable life of Steve Jobs and his work building the groundbreaking company Apple. Readers will learn about Jobs's background and education, as well as his early career and his time with NeXT Computer and Pixar. Also covered is a look at how Apple operates, its history, and its many innovations, including the iPod, the iPad, and the iPhone. Color photos 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.

Facebook: The Company and Its Founders

Ashley Rae Harris (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614801801

This title examines the remarkable lives of Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes and their work building the social networking site Facebook. Readers will learn about each founder's background and education, as well as his early career. Also covered is a look at how Facebook operates, issues the company faces, its successes, and its impact on society. Color photos 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.

Netflix: The Company and Its Founders

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614801825

This title examines the remarkable lives of Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph and their work building the groundbreaking company Netflix. Readers will learn about each founder's background and education, as well as his early career. Also covered is a look at how Netflix operates, issues the company faces, its successes, and its impact on society. Color photos 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.

Nintendo: Company and Its Founders

Mary Firestone (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840951

This title examines the remarkable lives of Fusajiro Yamauchi and his grandson Hiroshi Yamauchi and their work building the groundbreaking company Nintendo. Readers will learn about the Yamauchis’ backgrounds and education, as well as their early careers. Also covered is a look at how Nintendo operates, other key employees, and issues the company faces, such as developing new gaming software, facing competition, and expanding into global markets.

Microsoft: The Company and Its Founders

Ashley Rae Harris (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614801818

This title examines the remarkable lives of Bill Gates and Paul Allen and their work building the groundbreaking computer company Microsoft. Readers will learn about each founder's background and education, as well as his early career. Also covered is a look at how Microsoft operates, issues the company faces, its successes, and its impact on society. Color photos 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.

YouTube: Company and Its Founders

Rebecca Rowell (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840999

This title examines the remarkable lives of Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger and their work building the groundbreaking company Wikipedia. Readers will learn about Wales and Sanger's backgrounds and education, as well as their early careers. Also covered is a look at how Wikipedia operates and issues the company faces, such as establishing reliability, developing international sites, and dealing with abusive 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.

Twitter: The Company and Its Founders

Christine Heppermann (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614801856

This title examines the remarkable lives of Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, and Christopher "Biz" Stone and their work building the social networking Web site Twitter. Readers will learn about each founder's background and education, as well as his early career. Also covered is a look at how Twitter operates, issues the company faces, its successes, and its impact on society. Color photos 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.

TiVo: The Company and Its Founders

Kristine Carlson Asselin (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614801849

This title examines the remarkable lives of Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton and their work building the company TiVo. Readers will learn about each founder's background and education, as well as his early career. Also covered is a look at how TiVo operates, issues the company faces, its successes, and its impact on society. Color photos 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.

Sony: The Company and Its Founders

Robert Grayson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614801832

This title examines the remarkable lives of Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita and their work building electronics and entertainment company Sony. Readers will learn about each founder's background and education, as well as his early career. Also covered is a look at how Sony operates, issues the company faces, its successes, and its impact on society. Color photos 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.

Pixar: Company and Its Founders

A.M. Buckley (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840968

This title examines the remarkable lives of Ed Catmull and Alvy Ray Smith and their work building the groundbreaking company Pixar. Readers will learn about Catmull and Smith’s backgrounds and education, as well as their early careers. Also covered is a look at how Pixar operates and issues the company faces, such as developing new animation and computer graphics software, meeting production demands, and maintaining leadership.

Social Networking: MySpace, Facebook & Twitter

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840975

This title examines the remarkable lives of Ed Catmull and Alvy Ray Smith and their work building the groundbreaking company Pixar. Readers will learn about Catmull and Smith's backgrounds and education, as well as their early careers. Also covered is a look at how Pixar operates and issues the company faces, such as developing new animation and computer graphics software, meeting production demands, and maintaining leadership. 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.

Michael Jackson: King of Pop

Mary K. Pratt (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617852916

This title chronicles the song and dance genius of the King of Pop, whose recent death reinforced the level of his global influence and stardom. While covering controversies and oddities, from the trial on molestation charges to his cosmetic surgeries to his amusement-park house Neverland, the book also details his incredible songs, videos, work habits, childhood, and groundbreaking career. Jackson's music is still popular with young people, especially with the convenience of MP3 downloads and the enthusiasm passed down from older fans.

Tupac Shakur: Multi-Platinum Rapper

Ashley Rae Harris (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617852947

This legendary rapper was gunned down in Las Vegas in 1996, but not before having multi-platinum releases and a promising acting career. A prime example of the line rappers walk between street credibility and their art, Tupac pushed the East-West rap feud both as a real fight and as a tool to influence media coverage of his career. Tupac's raps were part traditional social protest and part gritty descriptions of street life in urban neighborhoods.

Heath Ledger: Talented Actor

Stephanie Watson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617852923

The Joker in 2008's mega-hit movie The Dark Knight was an incredible, Oscar-worthy performance by this young and troubled actor. Tweens and teens were crazy about the film, and the world mourned when Ledger died. This book examines Ledger's brief career, background, and personal life, as well as the controversies surrounding his death. From his breakout role in the teen flick 10 Things I Hate About You to his Oscar nomination for his performance in Brokeback Mountain, Ledger's biography is bound to intrigue young movie fans.