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Books in Britannica Beginner Bios series

  • Sitting Bull: Lakota Tribal Chief and Leader of Native American Resistance

    Jeff Mapua

    Library Binding (Britannica Educational Pub, Jan. 15, 2016)
    Shares the life of the Lakota chief, describing his early life, clashes with settlers, and role in the Battle of Little Bighorn.
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  • Mo Willems: Award-Winning Children's Author and Animator

    Paula Morrow

    Paperback (Rosen Education Service, Jan. 1, 2015)
    Few author-illustrators share Mo Willems keen insight into the minds of young children. Dubbed the master of the doodle, Willems inspires his readers to laugh and think, and perhaps most importantly, to express themselves creatively. Chronicling Willems life and development as an illustrator and storyteller, this lively volume provides insight into his whimsical sensibility and demonstrates that hard work can be fun if you love what you do. In line with Common Core Standards, text features, including quick fact and vocabulary boxes, help readers quickly locate important information and allow them to approach Willems works with new understanding and appreciation.
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  • Malala Yousafzai: Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Champion of Female Education

    Heather Moore Niver

    Paperback (Rosen Education Service, Jan. 15, 2016)
    "Distributed exclusively by Rosen Publishing"--T.p. verso.
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  • ADA Lovelace: Mathematician and First Programmer

    Kristi Lew

    Library Binding (Rosen Education Service, Jan. 15, 2018)
    Explores the life of the world's first computer programmer, including her childhood, her education, and the legacy she left in computers and mathematics.
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  • Mo Willems: Award-Winning Children's Author and Animator

    Paula Morrow

    Library Binding (Britannica Educational Pub, Feb. 3, 2015)
    Few author-illustrators share Mo Willems’ keen insight into the minds of young children. Dubbed the “master of the doodle,” Willems inspires his readers to laugh and think, and perhaps most importantly, to express themselves creatively. Chronicling Willems’ life and development as an illustrator and storyteller, this lively volume provides insight into his whimsical sensibility and demonstrates that hard work can be fun if you love what you do. In line with Common Core Standards, text features, including quick fact and vocabulary boxes, help readers quickly locate important information and allow them to approach Willems’ works with new understanding and appreciation.
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  • Dr. Seuss: Imaginative Children's Book Writer and Illustrator

    Jennifer Landau

    Paperback (Rosen Education Service, Jan. 15, 2016)
    Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, is one of the most highly regarded childrens book authors of all time. In this delightful biography, readers learn how Dr. Seuss created a world of imagination that entertained and educated children through books, rhymes, and hysterical drawings of strange creatures. His Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and The Cat in the Hat are among the most popular, best-selling books internationally. Geisel won three Caldecott Honor Awards, and he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his contribution to the education and enjoyment of Americas children and their parents.
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  • ADA Lovelace: Mathematician and First Programmer

    Kristi Lew

    Paperback (Rosen Education Service, Jan. 15, 2018)
    Nearly one hundred years before the advent of the computer age, Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, published the first set of instructions intended to extract data from a machine. This accessible, engaging biography will introduce readers to the mathematician who is considered by many to be the world's first computer programmer. Readers follow Lovelace, the daughter of renowned romantic poet Lord Byron and his highly educated, analytical wife, Annabella, from her sickly childhood to her untimely death at age thirty-six. What emerges is a compelling portrait of a woman who overcame Victorian conventions to become a pioneer in computer science.
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  • Alexander Hamilton: AmericaÂ’s First Treasury Secretary

    Susanna Keller

    Paperback (Britannica Educational Pub, Jan. 15, 2018)
    Although Alexander Hamilton recently recaptured the spotlight as the subject of a hit Broadway show, his role as one of the first and foremost interpreters of the U.S. Constitution means that his importance was never in doubt. This biography introduces readers to the exciting life, and dramatic death, of the man whose accomplishments include (though are hardly limited to) working as Washington's aide during the American Revolution, writing the majority of the Federalist Papers, serving as the first Secretary of the Treasury, and influencing the establishment of the two-party political system. Sidebars highlight key vocabulary terms or offer informative quick facts, which is a great resource for report-writing.
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  • Nelson Mandela: Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Champion for Hope and Harmony

    Tracey Baptiste

    Paperback (Britannica Educational Pub, Aug. 1, 2015)
    Shares the life of the South African icon, including his early career, his fight to end apartheid, and how he became the president of South Africa.
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  • Alexander Hamilton: AmericaÂ’s First Treasury Secretary: America's First Treasury Secretary

    Susanna Keller

    Library Binding (Britannica Educational Pub, Jan. 15, 2018)
    Explores the life of the founding father, including his childhood, his writing most of the Federalist papers, and his death at the hands of Aaron Burr.
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  • Walt Disney: Legendary Animator and Entertainment Entrepreneur

    Joseph Kampff

    Library Binding (Rosen Education Service, Jan. 15, 2016)
    Everyone is familiar with Mickey Mouse, Mary Poppins, and Frozen, but do they know the man behind the mouse? Born to a humble family, young Walt loved drawing pictures and entertaining people. After an early career as an advertising illustrator, he opened his own animation production company. That set him on the path to creating trailblazing animation and live-action movies and creating the studionot to mention theme parksthat would continue to entertain children and adults alike long after his death. Filled with interesting facts and authentic photographs, this beginner biography will inspire young readers to dream big and work hard.
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  • Charles Darwin: Naturalist

    Alexandra Hanson-Harding

    Library Binding (Rosen Education Service, Jan. 15, 2018)
    Explores the life of the famous naturalist, including his early life, his trip around the world on The Beagle, and how he developed his theory of natural selection.
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