Introduces the life and accomplishments of Theodore Roosevelt and provides activities based on the era in which he lived.
Tells the story of Viola Desmond, an African Canadian woman who, in 1946, challenged a Nova Scotia movie theater's segregation policy by refusing to move from her seat to an upstairs section designated for use by blacks.
Introduces Effa Manley, the first women inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, from her childhood in Philadelphia to her groundbreaking role as business manager and owner of the Newark Eagles baseball team.
In 1940, Hans and Margret Rey fled their Paris home as the German army advanced. They began their harrowing journey on bicycles, pedaling to Southern France with children’s book manuscripts among their few possessions.
Shares the story of the African American poet Phillis Wheatley who wrote a poem of encouragement for George Washington.
Elinor Smith was six when she first went for a ride in a rickety "flying machine," and she was just sixteen when she earned her aviation license in 1928. But not everyone thought that girls should fly. When male pilots and newspapermen mocked her, Elinor decided to perform an aerial maneuver they thought was impossible: flying under all four bridges that span New York City's East River. Gorgeous sweeping illustrations by Francois Roca show how Elinor pulled off this risky feat skillfully and with style.
Focuses on Franklin D. Roosevelt's childhood years and summarizes his achievements as president.
An introduction to the life and career of teen singing sensation Justin Bieber.
An authorized biography that traces the life of Red Wing Great Steve Yzerman.
An introduction to the life and career of the folk singer Odetta, which traces her Alabama childhood, early musical achievements and role in breaking artistic ground for other musicians.
Traces Barack Obama's childhood through his presidential election.
Michael Jordan was once just an ordinary little boy growing up in a North Carolina suburb, trying to keep up with his older brother Larry. Michael was always good at sports, but it seemed like Larry was always going to be bigger, quicker, and luckier. But Michael never gave up, and his practicing began to pay off. Then one summer day during a backyard game of one-on-one, Larry Jordan's "little" brother took him--and the whole family--by surprise! Based on actual events, this story of a friendly sibling rivalry is enhanced by Floyd Cooper's stunning two-tone art. Jump! even features a gate-fold depicting Michael Jordan's trademark leap that will send young readers soaring.
A biography of the lawman who helped to bring order to "The Wickedest Town in the West," Dodge City, Kansas.
Andy Warhol is well known for his Pop Art masterpieces. But there is more to Warhol than that: he also made films, launched 'Interview' magazine, and forsaw the convergence of art, Hollywood fashion and business as the trend of the future. "In the future everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes." The Campbell's Soup Cans. The Marilyns. The Electric Chairs. The Flowers. The work created by Andy Warhol elevated everyday images to art, ensuring Warhol a fame that has far outlasted the 15 minutes he predicted for everyone else. Warhol's rise, from poverty to wealth, from obscurity to status as a Pop icon, is an absorbing tale-one in which the American dream of fame and fortune is played out in all of its success and its excess. No artist of the late 20th century took the pulse of his time-and ours-better than Andy Warhol.
Follows the life of infamous illusionist Harry Houdini who captivated audiences with his daring and dangerous tricks.
Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, her library has been a meeting place for those who love books. Until now. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library--along with the thirty thousand books within it--will be destroyed forever. In a war-stricken country where civilians--especially women--have little power, this true story about a librarian's struggle to save her community's priceless collection of books reminds us all how, throughout the world, the love of literature and the respect for knowledge know no boundaries.
A biography of Sarah Breedlove Walker who, though born in poverty, pioneered in hair and beauty care products for black women and became a great financial success.
Jazz vocalist Billie Holiday looks back on her early years in this fictional memoir written in verse.
Michelangelo's birth (March 6, 1475) -- Years of youth (1485-1495) -- Who was Michelangelo? -- On friendship -- Bonfire of the vanities (1497) -- The Pieta (1498-1500) -- The David (1501-1504) -- The Doni Tondo (c. 1504) -- The Sistine ceiling (1508-1512) -- Painting on high (1508-1512) -- Moses (c. 1513-1516) -- On love -- Last Judgment (1536-1541) -- St. Peter's (1546-1564) -- Michelangelo's death (February 18, 1564).