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Civil Rights Crusaders
Important changes to prevailing views never come easily. It’s only because of the hard work of the inspirational leaders of the Civil Rights Movement that change came to the United States, and people began to see that all people should be treated equally. This insightful series explores the lives of...

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Coretta Scott King
Martin Luther King, Jr. wasn’t the only influential leader in the King family—his wife Coretta was an important civil rights activist, too. This book introduces readers to Coretta Scott King through her involvement with the African American fight for freedom and her lifelong dedication to equality f...

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Jesse Jackson
Still an active member of the political process today, Jesse Jackson has been a voice for African Americans since the 1960s. This book chronicles Jackson’s journey from humble beginnings in South Carolina to prominent civil rights activist, politician, and leader of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. Enhan...

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Malcolm X
Malcolm X was a courageous advocate for the rights of African Americans who led a fascinating, if sadly short, life. From his work for the Nation of Islam to his assassination, this book delicately handles the life of this important civil rights leader with age-appropriate language and content and a...

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Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most influential leaders of civil rights movement in the United States. Including famous quotes from his speeches, stirring photographs from his many public appearances, and a timeline of important events, this book introduces King’s message of nonviolence in an...

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Rosa Parks
In 1955, Rosa Parks bravely refused to obey a bus driver who ordered her to give up her seat because she was black. While she is best known for this action that sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Parks had actually been involved in civil rights work for years. This book puts Parks’s courageous stan...

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Thurgood Marshall
Thurgood Marshall was an important pioneer in the civil rights movement both for his work as the lawyer who helped overturn school segregation and as the first African American on the Supreme Court. In this book, readers explore Marshall’s life through his historical accomplishments which are enhanc...

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Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley became a country music star at a young age. He played guitar for an audience when he was just 10 years old and became a radio star 2 years later. Today, Brad is one of the brightest stars on the country music scene, winning both country music awards as well as Grammys. Students will rea...

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Country Music Stars
For students that love to sing along to the sweet twang of some quality country tunes, this collection is the ideal line-up of biographies on the genre’s hottest stars. From the guitars and musicality of the Keith Urban to the vocal styling of Carrie Underwood, each book carefully details the life o...

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Julianne Hough
Julianne Hough first became famous on the hit TV show Dancing with the Stars. An award-winning dancer, she won the competition twice. Despite her great success in the world of dance, Julianne’s dream was to become a country music singer. This book tells the story of how this young star pursued her d...

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Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert is a fresh voice in the world of country music. Driven to perform from an early age, Miranda learned to play the guitar because she wanted to write her own songs. She formed her own band when she was only in her teens. Miranda’s big break came when she competed on the TV show Nashvil...

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Sugarland
Hoping to make an impact in the world of country music, three country music artists pooled their talents to form the band Sugarland. Their very first performance wowed audiences and critics, and Sugarland’s music has consistently topped the charts ever since. Now a duo, Sugarland continues to be one...

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Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw is a country music singer who has far exceeded his dreams. After years of number-one albums and a record-breaking tour with his wife Faith Hill, he is still at the top of the charts. Tim’s popularity has even extended into television and movies. This engaging biography takes readers backs...

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Toby Keith
Toby Keith has been a big name in country music for over 15 years. However, he wasn’t always a star. Toby had several jobs before he decided to pursue his love of music. Not one to shy away from the spotlight, Toby sings, and speaks out, about his love for his nation and the country music way of lif...

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Graphic American History (Graphic Heroes of the American Revolution/Graphic History of the American West Combo Set)
American history is fresh and exciting in this unique collection. The engaging graphic novel style of these books will captivate even the most reluctant readers, allowing them to be immersed in thrilling tales of early American adventures. Readers discover the heroes of the American Revolution, seei...

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George Washington and the Winter at Valley Forge
The survival of the American troops during the brutal winter at Valley Forge is one of the most harrowing tales of the Revolutionary War. In this book, readers witness the dedication of a civilian army that persevered through a fatal lack of supplies in order to continue the fight for independence f...

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Graphic Heroes of the American Revolution
This vivid collection focuses on the most famous heroes of the American Revolution and will entice even reluctant young readers with its eye-catching illustrations in the graphic novel style. Crucial moments in the epic battle between the American colonies and the British are presented from the poin...

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John Adams and the Boston Massacre
Why did one of the most prominent patriots of his time defend British soldiers for opening fire on a Boston mob? The answer to this probing question can be found in this thought-provoking book. Readers discover the facts behind the Boston Massacre, which ultimately left five colonists dead. The ensu...

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Paul Revere and His Midnight Ride
The thrilling story of one of the most famous horse rides in American history awaits readers in this book. Paul Revere’s journey to warn colonial leaders of the coming British invasion is told with illuminating detail, blending important facts with an easy-to-follow narrative. Presented in the form ...

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Samuel Adams and the Boston Tea Party
Samuel Adams is one of the most well known figures in the American fight for independence. His impassioned speeches helped motivate colonists to take action against British taxes, which led to the famous act of rebellion known as the Boston Tea Party. Told in the form of a graphic novel, this book w...

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Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in American history. In this enthralling book, readers discover the fascinating story behind its creation. They journey into the world of Thomas Jefferson as he struggles to create the words from which America emerged as a new na...

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Thomas Paine Writes Common Sense
The words of Thomas Paine truly inspired the fight for American independence. He helped define the aims of the Revolutionary War. He even rode alongside George Washington in the 1783 parade celebrating America’s victory. This book teaches readers about his journey from making corsets in England to f...

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Andrew Jackson
These biographies introduce young readers to important figures in American history. Ideal for reports and correlated to the social studies curriculum, the series presents a straightforward account of each individual's life and times and describes how each person contributed to shaping our nation.

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Anne Hutchinson
These biographies introduce young readers to important figures in American history. Ideal for reports and correlated to the social studies curriculum, the series presents a straightforward account of each individual's life and times and describes how each person contributed to shaping our nation.

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Benjamin Franklin
These biographies introduce young readers to important figures in American history. Ideal for reports and correlated to the social studies curriculum, the series presents a straightforward account of each individual's life and times and describes how each person contributed to shaping our nation.

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Chief Joseph
These biographies introduce young readers to important figures in American history. Ideal for reports and correlated to the social studies curriculum, the series presents a straightforward account of each individual's life and times and describes how each person contributed to shaping our nation.

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Frederick Douglass
These biographies introduce young readers to important figures in American history. Ideal for reports and correlated to the social studies curriculum, the series presents a straightforward account of each individual's life and times and describes how each person contributed to shaping our nation.

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George Washington Carver
These biographies introduce young readers to important figures in American history. Ideal for reports and correlated to the social studies curriculum, the series presents a straightforward account of each individual's life and times and describes how each person contributed to shaping our nation.

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Great Americans
These biographies introduce young readers to important figures in American history. Ideal for reports and correlated to the social studies curriculum, the series presents a straightforward account of each individual's life and times and describes how each person contributed to shaping our nation.

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John Muir
These biographies introduce young readers to important figures in American history. Ideal for reports and correlated to the social studies curriculum, the series presents a straightforward account of each individual's life and times and describes how each person contributed to shaping our nation.

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Sacagawea
These biographies introduce young readers to important figures in American history. Ideal for reports and correlated to the social studies curriculum, the series presents a straightforward account of each individual's life and times and describes how each person contributed to shaping our nation.

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Sam Houston
These biographies introduce young readers to important figures in American history. Ideal for reports and correlated to the social studies curriculum, the series presents a straightforward account of each individual's life and times and describes how each person contributed to shaping our nation.

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Thomas Jefferson
These biographies introduce young readers to important figures in American history. Ideal for reports and correlated to the social studies curriculum, the series presents a straightforward account of each individual's life and times and describes how each person contributed to shaping our nation.

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Alicia Keys
There seems to be nothing that Alicia Keys hasn’t done. She sings, plays the piano, writes, acts, and even has her own charity. She has been a performer since she was very young, and now she is one of the most famous women in the world of hip-hop. She sang at the Great Wall of China, recorded a hit ...

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Beyonce
She’s so famous that she only needs one name. She’s Beyoncé, and her story is one that hip-hop lovers can’t resist. From Destiny’s Child to working with her husband, Jay-Z, to her own incredible solo career, she is always taking her music to new places. Enthusiasts will learn about her music, her ac...

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Ciara
Learn about Ciara’s musical journey in this book filled with vibrant photographs of one of today’s hottest stars. How did a young girl catch the eye of a major record label in the first place? Starting young as a singer-songwriter, current hip-hop princess, Ciara, was driven to succeed. Her hard wor...

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Drake
Actor and singer Drake is a double threat, as he’s proven his talent in both arenas. In recent years, Drake has risen to the top of the charts with his smooth voice and clever lyrics. In this book filled with onstage photographs, readers will learn how a teenager became a successful TV actor and how...

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Eminem
Few rappers have encountered as much turmoil in life as Eminem. He’s channeled much of his pain and anger into his music, crafting powerful lyrics and memorable beats. Read how this rapper rose to fame on the streets of Detroit and why he continues to top both pop and hip-hop charts worldwide. Color...

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Hip-Hop Headliners
Perhaps no music addresses so many real-life and timely issues as hip-hop music. Love, politics, war, friendship—this genre includes them all, with a strong beat to accompany the lyrics. Hip-hop continues to top the nation’s charts and flood radio stations, and hip-hop artists are some of the bigges...

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Jay-Z
The story of Jay-Z’s life is a story of hard work. He grew up in a poor neighborhood in New York City, but now he has more number-one albums than any other hip-hop artist. He has worked with many famous people, from his wife, Beyoncé, to Kanye West. Jay-Z is also a very successful businessman. His s...

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Justin Timberlake
Music fans have known about Justin Timberlake for over 15 years, since he started singing with the group *NSYNC. They can learn even more about him in this colorful biography, which covers everything about the superstar, from his early years on The New Mickey Mouse Club to his solo singing career. R...

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Kanye West
Kanye West is controversial and undeniably talented. An unlikely hip-hop star from Chicago, he first started as a music producer in New York. Kanye has produced an extraordinary number of hit songs for other superstars of rap. His first chart-topping solo album forever changed the world of hip-hop. ...

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Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige has had to travel a long, hard road to become the famous hip-hop artist she is today. Readers will see the way she changed from an angry teenager to a woman who gets stronger with every album—all while sharing her strength with other women. Her talent and passion have taken her from si...

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Queen Latifah
This book tells the story of one of the most important women in the history of hip-hop. It describes how Dana Owens became Queen Latifah and went on to become a superstar in music, acting, and business. Readers will see the hard work and talent that it took to become the first hip-hop artist to have...

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Rihanna
Hip-hop and R & B cover girl, Rihanna has style, moves, and an amazing voice. These ingredients have helped her jump to the top of the music charts. In this book, readers will learn how a shy girl from a small island in the Caribbean became the colorful, glamorous singer who tours the world toda...

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Snoop Dogg
Few rappers have achieved Snoop Dogg’s level of fame. Besides his prolific rap career, Snoop has appeared in movies, TV shows, and commercials. His signature way of speaking has been mimicked for years. Guided by eye-catching photographs, readers will learn how Calvin Broadus Jr. became a hip-hop ki...

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The Black Eyed Peas
Readers will learn all about one of the most popular and exciting hip-hop groups, the Black Eyed Peas. Their story began when will.i.am and apl.de.ap started rapping together in eighth grade. Things got even better for the group after Fergie joined them as a singer. With a different sound and many c...

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Usher
Usher has been famous since he was 15. He’s acted in movies and starred on Broadway. He has his own record company and works with Justin Bieber. He’s one of the most famous faces in hip-hop. Readers will discover the story of how this artist went from singing in church to winning Grammys.

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Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
This series is unique in that it combines biography and geography to tell the stories of remarkable individuals whose bold and often life-threatening journeys had a profound impact on our nation's history. Readers will travel along with them, experiencing the challenges they faced, as well as their...

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In the Footsteps of American Heroes
This series is unique in that it combines biography and geography to tell the stories of remarkable individuals whose bold and often life-threatening journeys had a profound impact on our nation's history. Readers will travel along with them, experiencing the challenges they faced, as well as their...

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