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Who Is Gloria Steinem?

by Sarah Fabiny, Max Hergenrother & Nancy Harrison

As a field reporter in the 1960s, Gloria Steinem worked hard to dig up important stories. She went undercover to expose the grim realities of gender inequality in America. As her message continued to grow, she...


Who Was Frederick Douglass?

by April Jones Prince, Robert Squier & Nancy Harrison

Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, Frederick Douglass was determined to gain freedom--and once he realized that knowledge was power, he secretly learned to read and write to give himself an advantage. After...


Twentieth Century History Makers: Nelson Mandela: An Extraordinary Life

by A Kramer

Twentieth Century History Makers: Nelson Mandela offers a fascinating and complete look at one of the 20th century's great leaders and humanitarians. Beginning with his early life in a rural part of South Africa,...


The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

by Candace Fleming

“[A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of...


As Good as Anybody

by Richard Michelson & Raul Colon

MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality.Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued by...


Who Was Nelson Mandela?

by Meg Belviso, Pamela D. Pollack & Stephen Marchesi

As a child he dreamt of changing South Africa; as a man he changed the world. Nelson Mandela spent his life battling apartheid and championing a peaceful revolution. He spent twenty-seven years in prison and...


Barack Obama: Out of Many, One

by Shana Corey & James Bernardin

A newly updated leveled reader about the first African American president of the United States, for children who are ready to read on their own.

 

A Step 3 Step into Reading Biography Reader about our forty-fourth...


Profiles #7: War Spies

by Daniel Polansky

Six bios in one! Profiles is so much more than just your typical biography. The next book in our six-in-one, full-color bio series will focus on war spies. Kids will learn all of the biographical information...


Jack: The Early Years of John F. Kennedy

by Ilene Cooper

We all know him as our 35th president, but who was John F. Kennedy before he took political office? Ilene Cooper effortlessly takes us through the young life of one of our most influential leaders, for a reading...


Who Is Michelle Obama?

by Megan Stine, John O'Brien & Nancy Harrison

Born into a close knit family in Chicago, Michelle Robinson was a star student who graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law. Then in 1992, she married another promising young lawyer and the rest, as they say,...


A Boy Named FDR: How Franklin D. Roosevelt Grew Up to Change America

by Kathleen Krull, Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher

Franklin D. Roosevelt was born into one of the wealthiest families in America, yet this ultimate rich kid grew up to do more for ordinary Americans than any other president. This appealing picture book biography...


Ronald Reagan: Young Leader

by Montrew Dunham & Meryl Henderson

This lively, fictionalized biography of Ronald Reagan explores the early years of a boy who would grow up to become known to millions a movie star—and later as America’s fortieth president.


They Call Me a Hero: A Memoir of My Youth

by Daniel Hernandez & Susan Goldman Rubin

Daniel Hernandez helped save the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and his life experience is a source of true inspiration in this heartfelt memoir, “an absorbing eyewitness view of a shocking event...


Amazing President Theodore Roosevelt

by Mary Dodson Wade

Author Mary Dodson Wade explores the life of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, in this biography for young readers. Rough Rider, governor, rancher, vice-president, and president, Roosevelt...


Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies

by Marc Aronson

A fascinating and timely biography of J. Edgar Hoover from a Sibert Medalist. "King, there is only one thing left for you to do. You know what it is. . . . You better take it before your filthy, abnormal, fraudulent...


Gandhi: Young Nation Builder

by Kathleen Kudlinski

A childhood biography of the great political and social leader.

Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948) studied law in England, then spent 20 years defending the rights of immigrants in South Africa. In 1914 he returned...


Barack Obama: Our 44th President

by Beatrice Gormley

Right on time for election season comes an updated biography of our 44th President—written just for kids!

President Barack Obama’s election in 2008 energized the United States and the world. And though the...


George

by Frank Keating & Mike Wimmer

Founding father George Washington’s boyhood defined our first president-see how in this picture book biography.

As a boy, with the help of his teachers, George Washington created a list of the values of civility...


Thomas Jefferson for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities

by Brandon Marie Marie Miller

Drawing heavily from the original letters and papers of Thomas Jefferson and his contemporaries, this resource chronicles the world of the Founding Father who wrote the Declaration of Independence. From his...


Meet George Washington

by Joan Heilbroner

This valiant story of how young George Washington was drawn into his country's struggle for independence gives readers a vivid perspective on a crucial era in American history--and on the life of a revolutionary...