Junior Biographies

Age Level: 8–10  Grade Level: 3–5

Achieving true success takes hard work and determination. Learning how famous figures rose to the top of their field can inspire and motivate young people. These engaging biographies tell the life stories of some of today's biggest names, tracing their path from childhood and school days all the way to the highest levels of fame. Accessible text, full-color photographs, and fast facts combine to create a vivid portrait of each subject, while direct quotations provide a greater understanding of the person beyond the public image. Features include: Introduces young readers to men and women of achievement through high-interest topics. Excellent for beginning-level reports. Uses high-interest texts to promote leisure reading. Supports ELA and social studies curricula.

  • 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: 9780766090484
    Binding: eBook
    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: 9781978502376
    Binding: eBook
    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: 9780766097261
    Binding: eBook
    List Price: $22.60
    Discount Price: $16.95

    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: 9780766086654
    Binding: eBook
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    Camila Cabello

    Camila Cabello

    Cuban American Singer

    Rita Santos
    As a young girl, Camila Cabello would cry if anyone asked her to sing. At age fifteen, she conquered her fear of singing by auditioning for The X-Factor in front of thousands of people. It took just three minutes of bravery to launch the young singer-songwriter into stardom...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978508828
    Binding: eBook
    List Price: $22.60
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    Chadwick Boseman

    Chadwick Boseman

    Superstar of Black Panther

    Rita Santos
    As a child, Chadwick Boseman excelled at many things. From basketball to painting to writing, he did everything well. Which dream would he choose to follow? A chance acting class made the answer clear...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978508798
    Binding: eBook
    List Price: $22.60
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