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Who Was? Biography Series - Pack of 20 New Titles

Who Was? Biography Series - Pack of 20 New Titles
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    Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
    Series: Who Was?
    Ages: 8 to 12
    Size: 5¼ X 7½
    For Grades: 2 to 6
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    This series of inspiring biographies are perfect for young middle-grade readers. Each biography is complete with facts, interesting anecdotes, and compelling black-and-white illustrations. Sidebars on related topics, a timeline, and a bibliography enhance readers understanding of each person. This set will match your readers who are beyond easy-to-read but not quite ready for long, detailed nonfiction.

    Inside- Who Was Booker T. Washington?

    Inside- Who Was Leif Erikson?

    If a title is out of stock we will substitute with another title from the series.

    Titles include:

    Who Was Aretha Franklin?

    Aretha released her first of many celebrated albums at the age of 18. In 1987, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making her the first female artist to grace the prestigious list.

    Who Was Booker T. Washington?

    African American educator, author, speaker, and advisor to presidents of the United States, Booker Taliaferro Washington was the leading voice of former slaves and their descendants during the 1800s.

    Who Was Coretta Scott King?

    Here is a gripping portrait of a smart, remarkable woman. Growing up in Alabama, Coretta Scott King graduated valedictorian from her high school before becoming one of the first African American students at Antioch College in Ohio.

    Who Is the Dalai Lama?

    As the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama continues to spend his life working to benefit humanity and preserving Tibetan culture.

    Who Was Henry VIII?

    Mainly remembered for his six marriages and his self-appointment as the "Supreme Head of the Church of England," Henry VIII was also attractive, educated, and athletic.

    Who Was H. J. Heinz?

    Learn how this son of German immigrants from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, turned his small food-packaging company into a booming business known for its fair treatment of workers and pioneering safe food preparation standards.

    Who Was Jacques Cousteau?

    Jacques Cousteau is the most famous and beloved name in the world of deep-sea exploration.

    Who Was Jane Austen?

    Although Jane Austen's works were first published anonymously and brought her little personal recognition, today they are rarely out of print and have inspired movies, television shows and mini-series, literary anthologies, and many other adaptations all around the world.

    Who Was Jim Henson?

    Jim Henson broke into television with a five-minute puppetry segment when he was only a freshman in college.


    Who Was Leif Erickson?

    Leif Erikson was born to be an explorer. His father, Erik the Red, had established the first European settlement in present-day Greenland, and although he didn't yet know it, Leif was destined to embark on an adventure of his own.

    Who Is Michael Jordan?

    Grab your MJs and hit the court with this Who Was? biography about NBA superstar Michael Jordan.



    Who Was Nelson Mandela?

    As a child he dreamt of changing South Africa; as a man he changed the world.

    Who Was Norman Rockwell?

    Norman Rockwell often painted what he saw around him in nostalgic and humorous ways.

    Who Was Napoleon?

    In addition to greatly expanding the French empire, Napoleon also created many laws, which are still encoded in legal systems around the world.

    Who Was Nikola Tesla?

    When Nikola Tesla arrived in the United States in 1884, he didn't have much money, but he did have a letter of introduction to renowned inventor Thomas Edison.

    Please note: Page 26 of this book mentions the end of the Ice Age - 12,000 years ago.


    Who Is Pelé?

    His parents may have named him Edson Arantes do Nascimento, but to the rest of the world, he is known as Pelé. The now-retired professional soccer forward stunned Brazil when he began playing for the Santos soccer club at age fifteen.

    Who Was P.T. Barnum?

    After moving from Connecticut to New York City in 1834, twenty-four-year-old Phineas Taylor Barnum launched his now-legendary career as a showman.

    Who Was Roald Dahl?

    Roald Dahl is one of the most famous children’s book authors ever.

    Who Were the Three Stooges?

    The Three Stooges were the hardworking children of immigrants and discovered a love of performing at an early age.

    Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen?

    It's up, up, and away with the Tuskegee Airmen, a heroic group of African American military pilots who helped the United States win World War II!