Introducing Famous Americans

Age Level: 8–11  Grade Level: 3–6

Introduce elementary-school students to some of the most influential and interesting figures in American history. The subjects of these biographies are a varied bunch, bringing home the fact that those who have helped shape this country are a diverse crowd and that there are many different ways to contribute to a country and its culture. Each short, easy-to-read text is illustrated with a wealth of primary-source images. All volumes contain a timeline, glossary, index, primary source image list, and list of books and websites that readers can consult to learn more about the Americans who are profiled. Features include: Covers figures who are studied in many state social studies curriculums. Sidebars that offer extra tidbits of information. Timelines that present important milestones in an easy-to-read format. An array of primary sources such as historical paintings, maps, objects, and photographs. Primary source lists identify and give more information about images.

  • Fall 2019
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    Meet George Washington

    Meet George Washington

    America's First President

    Jane Katirgis and Tracie Egan
    George Washington was one of the most influential figures in American history. How did the first president of the United States become such a strong leader? This easy-to-read text clearly highlights Washington's life and accomplishments, from his time working as a land surveyor and planter to his service in the Virginia militia and the French and Indian War...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978511255
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    Meet John Sutter

    Meet John Sutter

    California Gold Rush Pioneer

    Jane Katirgis and Chris Hayhurst
    John Sutter's entrance into American history began because of a rocky situation. He fled Switzerland in search of riches, leaving behind his wife and young children, because he owed people a great deal of money...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978511453
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    Meet Nat Love

    Meet Nat Love

    Cowboy and Former Slave

    Jane Katirgis and Sarah Penn
    When Nat Love was born into slavery in Tennessee, his family worked on a tobacco plantation. He longed to see the world and soon became a talented horse rider. At the age of fifteen, he left his family and headed to Dodge City, Kansas...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978511415
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    Meet Paul Revere

    Meet Paul Revere

    Revolutionary Hero

    Jane Katirgis and Rose McCarthy
    Many people have heard of Paul Revere's famous ride, but this brave and talented patriot was involved in many other aspects of colonial American life. The father of eleven children, Revere worked as a dentist and was a highly talented silversmith...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978511330
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    Meet Phillis Wheatley

    Meet Phillis Wheatley

    Poet and Former Slave

    Jane Katirgis and J.T. Moriarty
    Arriving in Boston aboard a slave ship in 1761, Phillis Wheatley began what would eventually be a storied life in American. Primary sources and a thrilling narrative present the story of America's first African American female poet...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978511293
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    Meet Sitting Bull

    Meet Sitting Bull

    Lakota Chief

    Jane Katirgis and Chris Hayhurst
    A man of renowned courage, Sitting Bull was a great leader. What path led him to be such a brave chief? Readers will be spell-bound by the biographical details shared in this riveting biography. As a young man, Sitting Bull was a natural leader and great hunter...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978511378
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