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Who Was Fidel Castro?

by Sarah Fabiny & Ted Hammond

When Fidel Castro died on November 25, 2016, many people around the world responded with mixed emotions. Learn all about the man who shaped Cuba for more than half a decade.

After overthrowing Fulgencia Batista...


Who Was Alexander Hamilton?

by Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso & Dede Putra

Read the story of the Founding Father who inspired the smash Broadway musical.

Born in the British West Indies and orphaned as a child, Alexander Hamilton made his way to the American Colonies and studied to...


Who Was Andrew Jackson?

by Douglas Yacka & Jake Murray

Controversial in his day and still controversial now, President Andrew Jackson left his mark on American history.

Seventh President Andrew Jackson was a man of contradictions: quick tempered and brash, he often...


Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America

by Teri Kanefield

The America that Alexander Hamilton knew was largely agricultural and built on slave labor. He envisioned something else: a multi-racial, urbanized, capitalistic America with a strong central government. He...


Who Was Cesar Chavez?

by Dana M. Rau, Ted Hammond & Nancy Harrison

Learn more about Cesar Chavez, the famous Latino American civil rights activist.

When he was young, Cesar and his Mexican American family toiled in the fields as migrant farm workers. He knew all too well the...


IraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraq

by IraqiGirl

In a country torn apart by war, a teenage girl blogs her story of family, friendship, and life under American occupation.


Who Is Hillary Clinton?

by Heather Alexander, Dede Putra & Nancy Harrison

Who Is Hillary Clinton? Readers of our New York Times best-selling series can find out now!

At age fourteen, Hillary Clinton thought it would be thrilling to become an astronaut, so she sent an application to...


South African Rainbow: The Rainbow Nation with a Rainbow Flag

by Kerry Schiff & Peter Ables

The Rainbow Nation with a Rainbow Flag

Celebrate the uniqueness and beauty of South Africa through the vibrant colours of its flag!  With its bright collage illustrations and lilting rhymes, this lyrical...


Bo Obama: White House Tails

by Paul J. Salamoff & Keith Tucker

You wouldn't believe how much trouble one little pooch could be, but when that pup is the First Dog of the United States, there's no telling what he might get into. Join Bo as he takes you on an insider's look...


Hillary

by Jonah Winter & Raul Colon

In this beautiful and empowering picture-book biography of presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Times bestselling author Winter and award-winning illustrator Colón illuminate her distinguished...


Barack Obama: Our 44th President

by Beatrice Gormley

Learn all about the life of the 44th President of the United States in this updated biography of Barack Obama, specially written for a younger audience.

University Professor. Nobel Peace Prize Winner. First African...


George W. Bush: Our 43rd President

by Beatrice Gormley

Learn about the life of the 43rd President of the United States in this updated biography of George W. Bush, specially written for a younger audience.

President George W. Bush once said, “I never dreamed about...


She Takes a Stand: 16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the World

by Michael Elsohn Ross

Portraits of brave women from the late 1800s through today—role models who are passionate about important issues

 

A source of inspiration for young women with strong social convictions, She Takes a Stand...


Watergate: A Story of Richard Nixon and the Shocking 1972 Scandal

by Jules Archer & Roger Stone

With expert storytelling skills, historian Jules Archer recounts the complete story of Watergate, from that first fateful predawn Saturday morning—June 18, 1972—when night watchman Frank Willis discovered...


Who Was Woodrow Wilson?

by Margaret Frith, Andrew Thomson & Nancy Harrison

First he was known as Tommy, then Woodrow, and eventually, Mr. President. Born on December 28, 1856, in Staunton, Virginia, Thomas Woodrow Wilson was a born leader. He was the president of Princeton University,...


Who Was Winston Churchill?

by Ellen Labrecque, Jerry Hoare & Nancy Harrison

Born into aristocracy, Churchill cut his teeth as a young army officer in British India, the Sudan, and the Second Boer War. He rose in the ranks to First Lord of the Admiralty and was a staunch opponent of...


Nelson Mandela: South African Revolutionary

by Beatrice Gormley

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to change the world in this comprehensive biography that tells the complete life story of internationally renowned peacemaker Nelson Mandela.

Civil rights activist....


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,...