Multcolib Kids Picks: 2nd-3rd Grade--Extraordinary People
Annotation:The Honus Wagner baseball card is the most valuable baseball card of all time! But he was born poor, ugly, bow-legged, and more suited to shoveling coal in his Pennsylvania mining town than becoming the greatest shortstop of all time. How could it happen?
Annotation:Follows the beloved American jazz singer's rise to fame, describing the difficult historical and cultural factors that she overcame.
Annotation:The story of Wangari Maathai, who in 1977 founded the Green Belt Movement, an African grassroots organization, and in 2004 was the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Annotation:This picture-book biography explains how Farnsworth held on to his dream to develop television and the scientific concepts behind it.
Annotation:Thirteen-year-old Susy Clemens wants the world to know that her papa, Mark Twain, is more than just a humorist and sets out to write a comprehensive biography of the American icon.
Annotation:Read about Emma and her work with immigrants in New York. Learn about the Statue of Liberty and Emma's poem, The New Colossus which helped raise money for the statue is on a plaque at the statue today.
Annotation:The story of a young girl living in the Middle Ages who took the time to observe the life cycle of butterflies--and in so doing disproved a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece.
Annotation:The story of two brothers who stumbled on a formula for colors that glows with an extra-special intensity-Day-Glo colors.
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