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The Closer: Young Readers Edition

by Mariano Rivera, Wayne Coffey & Sue Corbett

Mariano Rivera never dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. He didn't grow up collecting baseball cards, playing Little League, or cheering on his home team at the World Series. He had never heard of Babe...


Kanye West: Hip-Hop Mogul

by Jeff Burlingame

Even at a young age, Kanye West's love for music gave him opportunities to make money. Even though Kanye had the chance to attend college and have his career go in a different direction, he instead chose to...


Ludacris: Hip-Hop Mogul

by John Albert Torres

Ludacris knew from a young age that he wanted to work in the music industry. But while most rappers don't usually go this route, attending college was a choice that seemed very logical for Ludacris. In this...


Jay-Z: Hip-Hop Mogul

by John Albert Torres

Regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all-time, Jay-Z didn't always have the greatest life. In fact, growing up he faced more hardships and conflicts than any person should ever have to deal with. But this...


Eminem: Hip-Hop Mogul

by Jeff Burlingame

With a childhood that was made up of no father, being beat up by schoolmates, and dropping out of high school, no one expected much from Eminem. But in that same childhood, Eminem would find an escape from it...


50 Cent: Hip-Hop Mogul

by Jeff Burlingame

The life that 50 Cent was born into was anything but easy. From growing up without a father, to drug dealing, to being shot nine times and nearly losing his life, 50 Cent had to overcome a lot of struggles in...


Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes

by Juan Felipe Herrera & Raul Colon

An inspiring tribute to Hispanic Americans who have made a positive impact on the world

This visually stunning book showcases twenty Hispanic and Latino American men and women who have made outstanding contributions...


Ice Wreck

by Lucille Recht Penner

Shackleton’s Antarctic journey took courage and perseverance. Now his story is told in a full-color early chapter book!

 

In 1914, Ernest Shackleton and his crew set out for the South Pole. They never made...


The Underground Railroad: Would You Help Them Escape?

by Elaine Landau

It is the early 1860s. Slavery is legal in the United States. Brave slaves try to escape to freedom along the secret "Underground Railroad," but they don't always make it. What would you do? Would you help and...


Native American Heroes

by Ann Mcgovern

November is Native American Heritage month! Osceola, Cochise, and Tecumseh are three Native American heroes who fought valiantly for their land and for their people. This book is divided into three parts--each...


Skywalkers

by David Weitzman

Skyscrapers define the American city.  Through a narrative text and gorgeous historical photographs David Weitzman explores Native American history and the evolution of structural engineering and architecture,...


What Was Ellis Island?

by Patricia Brennan Demuth, Kevin McVeigh & David Groff

From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was the gateway to a new life in the United States for millions of immigrants. In later years, the island was deserted, the buildings decaying. Ellis Island was not restored until...


What Was Pompeii?

by Jim O'Connor, Fred Harper & John Hinderliter

The morning of August 24, AD 79, seemed like any other in the Roman city of Pompeii. So no one was prepared when the nearby volcano Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, spouting ash that buried the city and its...


Cause: Reconstruction America 1863-1877

by Tonya Bolden

After the destruction of the Civil War, the United States faced the immense challenge of rebuilding a ravaged South and incorporating millions of freed slaves into the life of the nation. On April 11, 1865,...


Soccer Star Andrés Iniesta

by Jeff Burlingame

This sports biography tells the story of Andrés Iniesta from his childhood to his position as an elite soccer star for F.C. Barcelona and the Spanish national team. Iniesta has helped both teams win multiple...


Soccer Star Ronaldinho

by John Albert Torres

Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho has had an amazing and colorful career. Playing for FC Barcelona and AC Milan, as well as the Brazilian national team, Ronaldinho has been on some of the greatest teams in soccer...


Soccer Star Lionel Messi

by John Albert Torres

Considered by some to be the greatest soccer star of all time, Lionel Messi's story is nothing short of spectacular. As this sports biography highlights the biggest moments of his career, it becomes quite clear...


Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo

by John Albert Torres

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the biggest names in all of sports and one of the most iconic figures in international soccer. This biography covers the hardships that Ronaldo faced as a child, and how he overcame...


Soccer Star Robinho

by Marty Gitlin

A tale of an exciting life, this sports biography covers all of the ups and downs of soccer star Robinho. From family members being kidnapped, to winning titles with three major clubs, including Real Madrid...


Soccer Star Kak

by Jeff Burlingame

In this biography, readers can follow Real Madrid superstar Kaká through all of thrilling and shocking moments of his life, including an injury that almost left him paralyzed. Kaká's journey includes being...