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I Am #4: Martin Luther King Jr.

Age: 8-10
Grade: Grades 3-4
Summary: A brand-new biography series featuring some of the most important people from history and today.

I helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott. I am only 34 when I give the "I Have a Dream" speech. I am Martin Luther King Jr.

Learn all about this heroic man, whose accomplishments are truly inspiring, in the continuation of Scholastic's latest biography series: I AM. This book will feature illustrations throughout, a timeline, an introduction to the people you'll meet in the book, maps, sidebars, and a top ten list of important things to know about Martin Luther King Jr.

Contributors:

Grace Norwich has written many books for young readers on a variety of topics, including health, fashion, animals, and more. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Available Formats:

Paperback

$4.79

Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times (2012)

Age: 9-14
Grade: Grades 4-8
Summary: This new edition features updated information about the 2012 presidential election and a full-color design!

The Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times documents the tenure of each of the American presidents. It also includes information about the headlines, people, and fads that defined America during each presidency. It is an easy-to-use resource that reflects events through the election of the next president in the 2012 election.

Each profile includes a fact box that lists the president's birthday, birthplace, vice president, wife, children, and nickname. It also lists the president's full name and years he was in office. It is an easy-to-understand guide that traces our Presidential history from the beginning to the future.

Contributors:

A nationally recognized author, speaker, and historian, David Rubel writes enduring books of American history. His collaborators have included Pulitzer Prize-winners Joseph J. Ellis and James M. McPherson, Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein, and President Jimmy Carter.

Available Formats:

Hardcover

$17.49

One Direction: Superstardom!

Age: 8-12
Grade: Grades 3-6
Summary: It's America's #1 band - One Direction!

The British have landed, and they've taken America by storm! The cuties of One Direction have had quite a year - from a world tour to a performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics to the release of their second album, which quickly went platinum. What's it like when the guys get together to write a new song? Which other celebs do 1D hang with when they aren't busy making music? Find out all the latest news about the guys and the band in this incredible book packed with photos, facts, and secret details every superfan should know.

Available Formats:

Paperback

$4.49

I Am #6: Harriet Tubman

Age: 8-10
Grade: Grades 3-4
Summary: A straightforward biography about Harriet Tubman's struggles and success for both civil and women's rights.

With a forward-thinking attitude, Harriet Tubman escaped slavery and risked her life countless times to help free seventy others. She became monumental in both the civil rights movement and the women's suffrage movement. Kids will be inspired by this icon's tireless work to create a better America. This series features full-color illustrated covers, one-color illustrations throughout, a timeline, an introduction to the people you'll meet in the book, maps, sidebars, and a top-ten list of important things to know about each hero.

Contributors:

Grace Norwich has written many books for young readers on a variety of topics, including health, fashion, animals, and more. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Available Formats:

Paperback

$5.39

I Am #1: Sacagawea

Age: 8-10
Grade: Grades 3-4
Summary: I am only sixteen years old as I trek across the country with my infant son strapped to my back. I have a river, two lakes, and four mountain peaks named after me. I am featured on the U.S golden dollar. I am Sacagawea.

Learn all about this admirable woman, whose accomplishments are truly inspiring, in the debut of Scholastic's new biography series: I Am. The series will feature full-color illustrated covers, black-and-white illustrations throughout, a timeline, an introduction to the people you'll meet in the book, maps, sidebars, and a top ten list of important things to know at the end of every book.

Contributors:

Grace Norwich has written many books for young readers on a variety of topics, including health, fashion, animals, and more. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Available Formats:

Paperback

$4.79

I Am #5: George Washington

Age: 8-10
Grade: Grades 3-4
Summary: Continuation of a biography series featuring some of the most important people from history and today.

Just in time for Presidents' Day, children will be moved by Washington's revolutionary vision for our country. Celebrated war hero George Washington used his progressive ideals to become the first President of the U.S., earning the nickname "Father of his country." Readers will be inspired by Washington's heroic journey to make America a better place.

Contributors:

Grace Norwich has written many books for young readers on a variety of topics, including health, fashion, animals, and more. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Available Formats:

Paperback

$5.39

I Am #2: Albert Einstein

Age: 8-10
Grade: Grades 3-4
Summary: I am one of the most gifted minds that ever lived. I am a Nobel Prize-winning physicist. I was expelled from school as a young child. I am Albert Einstein.

Learn all about this brilliant man, whose accomplishments are truly remarkable in the debut of Scholastic's new biography series: I Am. The series will feature full-color illustrated covers, black-and-white illustrations throughout, a timeline, an introduction to the people you'll meet in the book, maps, sidebars, and a top ten list of important things to know at the end of every book.

Contributors:

Grace Norwich has written many books for young readers on a variety of topics, including health, fashion, animals, and more. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Available Formats:

Paperback

$4.79

Stealing Home: The Story of Jackie Robinson

Age: 9-12
Grade: Grade 4
Summary: The biography of the first African-American major-league baseball player whose courage in fighting for racial equality made him one of the greatest heroes in American history.

Available Formats:

Paperback

$4.79

A True Patriot: The Journal of William Thomas Emerson, A Revolutionary War Patriot

Age: 8-14
Grade: Grades 3-7
Summary: American History comes alive with this exciting war journal from an award-winning author!

On an early summer morning in 1774, William Emerson, on the run from his abusive foster parents, awakens to a dusty-faced stranger who has discovered his roadside bed. After hearing the boy's story, Mr. John Wilson--a writer for and organizer of the revolutionary cause--invites Will to accompany him into Boston. From that day forward, Will lives and works at the Seven Stars Tavern, gradually earning the trust of the colonial patriots who spend their time there. Through listening to tavern talk and closely observing Mr. Wilson, Will begins to grasp the importance of the colonial cause. But when conflicts between the citizens of colonial Boston and the British lobsterbacks escalate, Will is confronted with an impossible question--how much is he willing to sacrifice for the revolution and the freedom of his fellow citizens? In the pages of his diary, Will captures the patriotic spirit of the revolutionary period and the camaraderie that comes with fighting for a common cause.

Contributors:

Barry Denenberg is a critically acclaimed author of Nonfiction and historical fiction. His historical fiction books include titles in the Dear America, My Name Is America, and Royal Diaries series, many of which have been named NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. His Nonfiction books have covered a wide array of topics, from Anne Frank to Elvis Presley.

Barry Denenberg lives in Bedford, New York, with his wife and daughter.

Available Formats:

Paperback

$5.59

I Am #3: Helen Keller

Age: 8-10
Grade: Grades 3-4
Summary: Helen Keller was two years old when she became deaf and blind. For years, she lived in a world of darknessand#8212;until her teacher Annie Sullivan came along and did the seemingly impossible. She taught this troubled child how to speak, read, and writeand#8212;and Helen devoted the rest of her long and fascinating life to learning and helping others!

This biography features:

  • black-and-white illustrations throughout;
  • a timeline, maps, and sidebars;
  • an introduction to the people featured in the book; and
  • a top-ten list of important things to know about Helen Keller.

Available Formats:

Paperback

$5.39

I Am #8: Roberto Clemente

Age: 8-10
Grade: Grades 3-5
Summary: I was a baseball hero and an inspiring humanitarian. I am Roberto Clemente.

A unique hero, Roberto Clemente is not only famous for his impressive baseball career, but also for his generous humanitarian efforts. Nearly forty years ago, the same year he swung his 3,000th major league baseball hit, he died in an airplane accident on his way to deliver aid to earthquake victims. His heroics on the field earned him a place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the first Latin American to be granted access. Just in time for Hispanic heritage month, learn all about this legend's life from his inspiring beginnings to his tragic end. This book will feature a full-color illustrated cover, one-color illustrations throughout, a detailed time line, introductions to other notable people from the story, a map, sidebars, and a top-ten list of important things to know about Roberto Clemente.

Available Formats:

Paperback

$4.79

A Wicked History: Henry VIII - Royal Beheader

Age: 13 and Up
Grade: Grade 8
Summary: Part of Scholastic's Wicked History series.

Available Formats:

Paperback

$4.76
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