An award-winning author zeros in on the formative first 22 years of the life of Ted Geisel. Featuring decorative illustrations by Dr. Seuss, this picture book biography is written especially for his young fans.
Jackie Robinson broke the social and racial barriers of his sport and of his age. On April 15, 1947 Robinson became the first African-American to play Major League baseball, and his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers changed American sports forever. Discover how his childhood shaped his life, what led him on the path to baseball, and learn of his lasting legacy.
A collection of short, illustrated biographies of sixteen influential Native Americans, from Tisquantum, who helped the Pilgrims survive the winter of 1622, to Sherman Alexie, a contemporary poet, novelist, and screenwriter.
How did Jon Scieszka get so funny? He grew up as one of six brothers with Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, and jokes told at family dinner.
Grace, an aspiring young journalist, is excited when Amelia Earhart arrives in her town of Trepassey, Newfoundland, on June 4, 1928. Earhart wants to become the first female passenger to cross the Atlantic Ocean by air. Grace is there to see them--and to receive Earhart's telegram announcing their arrival in Ireland after twenty hours and forty minutes in flight.
"A biography of Korean American diving champion Sammy Lee, focusing on how his childhood determination and his father's dreams set the stage for a medical career as well as his athletic achievements which earned him Olympic gold medals in 1948 and 1952"--Provided by publisher.