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Robert Wadlow - The Unique Life of the Boy Who Became the World's Tallest Man
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography
A children's biography about young Robert Wadlow. The victim of an overactive pituitary gland, Robert lived from 1918 to 1940. He stood just shy of 9 feet tall by the time of his death at age 22. Robert didn't choose his situation, but his accomplishment was in how he handled it. Written for upper elementary readers. Lexile text measure: 770. Includes historical images.
Typhoid Mary: The Story of Mary Mallon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,460. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Ask most adults who Typhoid Mary was, and they'll tell you a lie. They'll tell you she was someone who killed hundreds of people. Maybe even thousands. They'll tell you she was a woman who knew she had a deadly disease and didn't care that she spread it to others. But is it true? No. Most of it is not true. Here is Mary's story.
Madam C. J. Walker: Building a Business Empire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography
Orphaned at an early age, Madam C. J. Walker, who was born Sarah Breedlove, told people, "I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it!" A washerwoman who turned herself into a powerhouse, Madam revolutionized the business of hair-care products for black women. She made lots of money. Some of it she spent on fancy cars and a mansion. But she also used her money to help others.
The Boy Who Loved Ants: Edward O.Wilson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography
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As a boy, famed scientist Edward O. Wilson spent happy days outdoors, hunting for fish, snakes, and bugs. Drawing from Wilson’s autobiography Naturalist, author Sara van Dyck shows how the shy boy who loved ants became a world leader in nature conservation. Written for ages 7 and up, the book includes easy activities for children to explore life in their own backyard. Color photographs.