Junior Biographies

Age Level: 8–10  Grade Level: 3–5

Role models and champions come in all forms. These brief and comprehensive biographies of athletes, musicians, and authors include full-color photographs and well-researched information on their lives and accomplishments. In addition, direct quotations from the individuals help readers understand the inspiration and drive behind each exceptional African American, encouraging readers to find and follow their own dreams.

  • Spring 2017
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    Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton

    Founding Father and Treasury Secretary

    Therese Shea
    Though a renowned Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton's fame has recently received a boost from the hit musical Hamilton. He was chosen as the subject of that work because of his extraordinary biography...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766090477
    Binding: Library Ed.
    List Price: $22.60
    Discount Price: $16.95

    Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys

    Singer-Songwriter

    Rita Santos
    Raised just a few blocks from Broadway, Alicia Keys began playing classical piano when she was seven years old. At twenty-two, she became famous for combining the music of her city and her classical training into a sound all her own...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978502055
    Binding: Library Ed.
    List Price: $22.60
    Discount Price: $16.95

    Ariana Grande

    Ariana Grande

    Pop Star

    Broadway star turned R&B singer, Ariana Grande was just eight years old when she set her sights on the stage. More than just a talented singer, Ariana is an astute businesswoman who knew what she had to do to make her creative dreams come true...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766097230
    Binding: Library Ed.
    List Price: $22.60
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    Cam Newton

    Cam Newton

    MVP Quarterback

    Therese Shea
    Heisman winner Cam Newton became a bonafide NFL star the moment he was selected first in the 2011 draft. But he has been attracting attention for his cannon-like arm since high school. Natural talent did not mean that his journey to the NFL was easy...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766086647
    Binding: Library Ed.
    List Price: $22.60
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    Chance the Rapper

    Chance the Rapper

    Hip-Hop Artist

    Chancellor Bennett's blazing rise to fame has made history, not only for its speed, but also in its unconventional path. Readers will learn about the childhood of the young man who would one day become Chance the Rapper...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766097155
    Binding: Library Ed.
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    China Anne McClain

    China Anne McClain

    Actress, Singer, and Songwriter

    Kristen Rajczak Nelson
    China Anne McClain started singing and acting from a young age. A talented musician, who with her sisters formed the pop group McClain, China has also appeared in major motion pictures as well popular television shows...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766081864
    Binding: Library Ed.
    List Price: $22.60
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