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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...


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...


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,...


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...


The Life of Bessie Coleman: First African-American Woman Pilot

by Connie Plantz

From an early age, Bessie Coleman dreamed of flying, but racial bigotry and gender bias threatened to keep her grounded. Denied entrance to flight training school in the United States, Coleman went to Europe....


The Life of Benjamin Banneker: Astronomer and Mathematician

by Laura Baskes Litwin

Benjamin Banneker, born in 1731, was a man ahead of his time. As a free African American in a time of slavery, Banneker was not welcome in white society, and he spent most of his life on his Maryland farm. There...


The Jim Crow Laws and Racism in United States History

by David K. Fremon

In 1954, the Supreme Court rejected the notion of "separate by equal" facilities in the famous BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION decision. Highlighting the efforts of both blacks and whites to promote racial equality...


Spitting Image

by Shutta Crum

Twelve-year-old Jessie K. Bovey has a lot to worry about. She doesn’t know who her father is; her old biddy of a grandmother keeps interfering in her life; her best friend, Robert, desperately needs new glasses...


The Trail of Tears

by Joseph Bruchac

In 1838, settlers moving west forced the great Cherokee Nation, and their chief John Ross, to leave their home land and travel 1,200 miles to Oklahoma. An epic story of friendship, war, hope, and betrayal.


Native North Americans in Literature for Youth: A Selective Annotated Bibliography for K-12

by Alice Crosetto & Rajinder Garcha

This reference volume lists hundreds of resources—books, Internet sites, and media titles—that will assist K-12 students and educators to learn about North American Natives. These appropriate and quality...


The True Story Behind Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

by Jennifer Armstrong & Albert Lorenz

Four score and seven years ago...

So begins one of the most important speeches in the history of the United States -- Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Given on a cold November day, it wasn't much of a...


Tony and the Pizza Champions

by Tony Gemignani & Matthew Trueman

From the eight-time world pizza-tossing champion, this dynamic picture book invites readers to join in the dough-flying fun as Tony and his team of talented pizza-tossers travel to Italy to compete in an international...