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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...


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...


Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship

by Russell Freedman

Newbery Medal winner Russell Freedman recounts Abraham Lincoln's brief friendship with African American leader Frederick Douglass before and during the Civil War, narrated against the backdrop of race relations...


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...


Meet Abraham Lincoln

by Barbara Cary

This warmly told biography of our sixteenth president is enriched by many authentic but seldom told anecdotes and complemented by bold color illustrations that capture the spirit of Lincoln and his era.  

From...


Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought)

by Kathleen Krull & Kathryn Hewitt

The president of the United States has always been in the public eye—but do we know these men as well as we think we do? What were they like as fathers, husbands, and neighbors? What did they do for fun, what...


Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

by Ji-li Jiang

This accessible autobiography is the true story of one girl's determination to hold her family together during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century.

It's 1966, and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang...