Booker T. Washington rose from his slavery beginnings to become a national leader in education and civil rights. Beginning his career as a teacher and developing into a renowned speaker, Washington's influence is still felt today through Tuskegee University, which he originally founded.
Offers readers an inside look into the life of Melania Trump and her plans to influence the nation as First Lady. Learn all about her journey to become First Lady and her mission to champion youth. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, an index, an author introduction, and sources for further research.
An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Taylor Swift, an American country and pop singer known for her versatile performances and such songs as "You Belong with Me."
Take a look inside the life and future presidency of the Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States. This book includes engaging timelines, compelling photographs, a comprehensive phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further reading that will pique readers' interest.
W. E. B. Du Bois was born a few years after the end of the Civil War, and he dedicated his life to the fight for racial equality. Du Bois was highly educated, and he used his knowledge to speak out against segregation and the commonly held belief that blacks were inferior to whites.
A beast of a man from Ireland, Sheamus uses his size and strength to punish his opponents. Although his career is young, he has already made an impact in wrestling. He has won many belts, including the WWE Championship. Learn how Sheamus incorporates his heritage into his showmanship and signature moves. He makes his home country proud with every pin.
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.
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.
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'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 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.
Takes readers through Justin Bieber's meteoric rise to fame as a musician; discusses life and career highlights from birth to present day.
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.
Takes readers through Emma Watson's journey as Hermoine in the popular Harry Potter film series; discusses life and career highlights from birth to present day.
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.
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.
Takes readers through Anne Hathaway's rise to become an award-winning actress; discusses life and career highlights from birth to present day.
An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Aaron Rodgers, a professional football star who quarterbacked the Green Bay Packers to victory in Super Bowl XLV.
An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Adrian Peterson, a professional football star who became the all-time leading rusher for the Minnesota Vikings.
An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Albert Pujols, a professional baseball star who played first base and helped the St. Louis Cardinals win two World Series.
An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Justin Bieber, a Canadian pop singer who became known as a teen idol and gained fame with such songs as "Baby."
An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Katy Perry, an American pop singer known for her colorful stage performances and such hit songs as "Hot N Cold."
An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Lady Gaga, an American pop singer known for her eccentric and often controversial style and such songs as "Just Dance."
An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of LeBron James, a professional basketball star for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat who won two Most Valuable Player awards.
Follow the life and nonviolent work of Mohandas Gandhi through his childhood in India, his education in Great Britain, and his work leading peace and equality movements in South Africa and India. This book provides significant social studies connections as well as vocabulary related to Gandhi.