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.
This exciting title inspires readers to get active, use their creativity, and collaborate to explore new ideas in the world of sports. Engaging activities, inspiring biographies, and clear photographs help readers create new and entertaining sports games and activities. A focus on accessibility and safety makes this title a strong addition to any makerspace.
Did you know that a monster truck weighs as much as an elephant? These powerful trucks wow with mind-boggling jumps and stunts. Fans of these awesome vehicles will love digging into their history, parts, and competitions. This title will keep reluctant readers on the edge of their seats!
In competitions filled with flipping freestylers or speedy racers, motocross cycles put on a thrilling show. Readers will get an insider’s look at the history, parts, and competitions of motocross cycles in this fun book aimed at striving readers.
Stock cars race around tracks at 200 miles per hour. This book examines what makes top speeds possible, how the drivers stay safe inside the cars, and the history of these racing vehicles. Buckle up for an exciting ride with this title for struggling readers!
Ready for an off-road adventure? Whether in the desert or the woods, ATVs take their riders over rough trails. Readers will learn about the uses and parts of ATVs, and even about some competitions. Head off the beaten track and check out these popular vehicles in this low-level title!
Have you ever seen a car dance? Lowrider cars can bounce and shimmy thanks to special hydraulic suspensions and tires. Owners may even enter their cars in competitions! This low-level title introduces readers to these unique competitions, as well as other fascinating aspects of lowriders and the culture that surrounds them.
Jumps and rough tracks are no match for dirt bikes! This title takes a look at how these vehicles tackle all types of terrain thanks to special gear like knobby tires and top-notch suspension. Striving readers will love learning about these tough bikes in this exciting title.
The first Super Bowl kicked off on January 15, 1967. The National Football League’s Green Bay Packers defeated the American Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs 35–10. Today, 32 teams battle through regular season in hopes of a chance at the Vince Lombardi Trophy. This title will take reluctant readers down the road to the championship and through the history of the league.
The Tarheels are down by two against the Bulldogs with minutes left to go. After a series of strategic moves and a slam dunk, North Carolina becomes the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Champion for the sixth time! It’s games like these that make the NCAA tournament and the Final Four round unforgettable. In this action-packed title, striving readers will learn about the rules and history of the tournament while taking in exciting facts and records.
Bright lights shine on the court of Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals as LeBron James leads the Cavaliers against the Warriors. The game is neck-in-neck until, out of nowhere, James flies through the air to block a shot! The Cavaliers take home their first NBA Championship! In this book, readers will learn about the road to the finals and the championship’s beginnings amidst action-packed photos.
Every four years, the World Cup brings nations across the globe together in a competition to determine the world’s best in soccer! Cheering fans, bright colors, and the famous FIFA trophy help to make the World Cup one of the most popular sporting events in the world. Experience the makings of the World Cup, how teams reach the final championship, and fun facts about the event in this low-level title.
The World Series has decided the champion of Major League Baseball since 1903! 30 teams swing it out each year for a chance to take home the Commissioner’s Trophy and become the champion of America’s favorite pastime. Students will read about big hits, repeat champions, and much more in this exciting title.
The Stanley Cup is a traveling trophy! It moves between the players of the winning team. The Cup has been on boats and planes, and has even been overseas to support the U.S. troops! The rules and history of the action-packed Stanley Cup Finals are explained in this engaging title.
José Bautista solo ha pertenecido a las Ligas Mayores por unos cuantos años, pero ya ha tenido una carrera sorprendente en el béisbol. Ha sido parte del Juego de las Estrellas, ha ganado varios premios, y ha ganado millones de dólares. ¡Bautista ha logrado más de 50 home runs en una temporada! A sus seguidores les encanta ver como saca la pelota fuera del campo. Conozca como Bautista pasó años en las Ligas Menores antes de lograr llegar a las Mayores y su ascenso hasta llegar a ser uno de los más grandes bateadores del deporte de la pelota caliente. ¡Entérese de lo que se requiere para ser una superestrella del béisbol!
For as long as he can remember, Matt has wanted to play basketball. Now, as he tries out for the team at his new middle school, he realizes that the easy days of elementary ball are over and that this is a much more serious game. Dealing with a hard-driving coach, competitive teammates and his own insecurities in a new school, Matt needs to call on all his skills, both on and off the court, to make the team and keep his head above water. When he is involved, albeit unwittingly, in tagging a store with racist graffiti, Matt finds himself in more trouble than he bargained for. And when he fights back against an aggressive teammate and is threatened with suspension from the team, he learns that it is not only game-time decisions that count, but also the choices made after the crowd has gone home and the gym is silent.
Explains the history of rodeo steer wrestling. Equipment and techniques, famous riders, animals, records, venues, and championships are highlighted.
The history of the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns, surveying the franchise’s biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1946 to today.
Basketball is known for its fast-breaking, buzzer-beating action, and Creative Education is known for its stellar sports publishing. That excitement is captured—and that tradition continued—in The NBA: A History of Hoops, a series celebrating all 30 franchises of the National Basketball Association. With thrilling texts, interesting side panels, and lively player profiles set alongside vibrant photos, every team’s origins, stars, greatest triumphs, and most unforgettable moments can be experienced like never before. This title provides an informative narration of the Golden State Warriors professional basketball team’s history from its 1946 founding in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to today, spotlighting memorable players and events.
A chronicle of the people, matches, and world events that shaped the European men’s Italian soccer team known as AC Milan, from its founding in 1899 to today.
A chronicle of the people, matches, and world events that shaped the European men’s Spanish soccer team known as FC Barcelona, from its founding in 1899 to today.
A chronicle of the people, matches, and world events that shaped the European men’s English soccer team known as Liverpool FC, from its founding in 1892 to today.
A chronicle of the people, matches, and world events that shaped the European men’s English soccer team known as Manchester United, from its founding in 1878 to today.
A chronicle of the people, matches, and world events that shaped the European men’s Spanish soccer team known as Real Madrid, from its founding in 1902 to today.
Basketball is known for its fast-breaking, buzzer-beating action, and Creative Education is known for its stellar sports publishing. That excitement is captured—and that tradition continued—in The NBA: A History of Hoops, a series celebrating all 30 franchises of the National Basketball Association. With thrilling texts, interesting side panels, and lively player profiles set alongside vibrant photos, every team’s origins, stars, greatest triumphs, and most unforgettable moments can be experienced like never before. This title provides an informative narration of the Washington Wizards professional basketball team’s history from its 1961 founding as the Chicago Packers to today, spotlighting memorable players and events.