BISAC Subject JNF007050

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional

George Washington Carver

From the Series On My Own Biography

Born a slave near the end of the Civil War, George Washington Carver was a small and sickly child. Too frail to work in the fields of the Missouri farm where he grew up, George did chores… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 630'.92

Go Free or Die: A Story about Harriet Tubman

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

For the first twenty-eight years of her life. Harriet Tubman lived as a slave on a southern plantation. Finally, with the help of a Quaker woman, she was able to escape to Philadelphia by way… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 305.5'67'0924

Hank Aaron, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Born in 1934, Hank Aaron faced many roadblocks because of his race. In fact, his school did not even have a baseball team. When Jackie Robinson broke the race barrier and entered the major… Read More →

  • ATOS: 7.2
  • Dewey: 796.357'092

Ichiro Suzuki, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Ichiro Suzuki was the first Japanese position player (non-pitcher) to make it into the American Major Leagues. People thought that the Japanese couldn’t handle the power and speed of American… Read More →

  • ATOS: 7.2
  • Dewey: 796.357'092

Jackie Robinson

From the Series On My Own Biography

The first African American to break the color barrier in modern major league baseball, Jackie Robinson was one of the greatest players of all time. Forced to put up with angry, hateful fans… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 796.357'092

Jackie Robinson

From the Series Yo solo: Biografías (On My Own Biographies)

The first African American to break the color barrier in modern major league baseball, Jackie Robinson was one of the greatest players of all time. Forced to put up with angry, hateful fans… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 796.357'092

Jackie Robinson

From the Series History Maker Biographies

Did you know that not all Brooklyn Dodgers fans and players welcomed Jackie Robinson to the team in 1947? Some fans and teammates weren't welcoming to a black player at first. But Jackie's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 796.357092

Jane Addams: A Life of Cooperation

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — Biographies

How did Jane Addams help poor people? Why did Jane Addams open a house to help others? What did Jane Addams do to demonstrate compassion? Find out in this introduction to the life of Jane… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 361.92

Jazz Age Poet: A Story about Langston Hughes

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

The author of such poems as I, To; Sing America; and The Negro Speaks of Rivers, Langston Hughes combined his experiences and emotions with the rhythms and themes he found in jazz music to… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 818'.5209

Jesse Owens

From the Series On My Own Biography

From the time he was a young boy on a farm in Alabama until he received his fourth Olympic gold medal in Berlin in 1936, all Jesse Owens wanted to do was run. Overcoming sickness, poverty… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 796.42'092

Jesse Owens, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Nicknamed the “World’s Fastest Human,” Jesse Owens grew up in a poor farming community. A sickly child, he went on to become one of history’s most talented track athletes. The first man to… Read More →

  • ATOS: 7.7
  • Dewey: 796.2'092

John Brown

From the Series On My Own Biography

Ever since he was a boy, John Brown had hated slavery. He was an abolitionist, a person who believed that no one should be able to own others. Many abolitionists hope that strong words would… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 973.7'116'092

John Lewis: Courage in Action

From the Series Gateway Biographies

John Lewis is known as one of the most courageous leaders of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Inspired as a boy by the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Lewis would go on to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • Dewey: 328.73/092 B

Josh Gibson

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Think you know all there is to know about Josh Gibson? Well, did you know that Gibson made 75 home runs in 1931? Did you know that Gibson's home runs often soared more than 500 feet? In spite… Read More →

  • ATOS: 7.2
  • Dewey: 796.358092

Kate Warne, Pinkerton Detective

When Kate Warne applied for a job with the Pinkerton Agency, Pinkerton assumed she wanted to cook or clean, but he agreed to try her out as an agent. Assigned to a tough case with high… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 363.28/9092

Kevin Garnett

From the Series Amazing Athletes

Kevin Garnett was the first player in twenty years to go straight from high school to the NBA. By his second season, he had become one of the NBA’s most popular players. The highest-paid… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 796.323'092

Kevin Garnett, 2nd Edition

From the Series Amazing Athletes

When Kevin Garnett was drafted in 1995 he became one of just a few players to go straight from high school to the NBA. In twelve seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, he became the team's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 796.323092

Kevin Love

From the Series Amazing Athletes

Kevin Love knows how to win basketball games. He led the UCLA Bruins to the NCAA Final Four in 2007-2008. Then the 6'10" forward went pro, joining the National Basketball Association's (NBA)… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 796.323092

Kim Jong Un: Secretive North Korean Leader

From the Series Gateway Biographies

In 2017 the secretive Asian country of North Korea publicly demonstrated its arsenal of new bombs, missiles, and cyber and chemical weapons. For years, North Korea had isolated itself from… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • ATOS: 7.0
  • Dewey: 951.9305/2092 [B]

Kinaaldá: A Navajo Girl Grows Up

From the Series We Are Still Here: Native Americans Today

Thirteen-year-old Celinda McKelvey is getting ready for her Kinaalda, a coming-of-age ceremony for Navajo girls. When Celinda finishes this ceremony, she will be a woman. As she tests her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 392'.14

Kobe Bryant, 2nd Edition

From the Series Amazing Athletes

When Kobe Bryant went straight from high school to join the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1996, he was the youngest player in the league. That same year… Read More →

  • Dewey: 796.323'092

Let 'Er Buck!: George Fletcher, the People's Champion

"Nelson plaits her narrative with Western lingo and homespun similes. . . . James' painterly oils swirl with energy, visible daubs creating the dusty, monumental landscape and equally… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 791.8/4092 [B]
Fall 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda: Revolutionary Playwright, Composer, and Actor

From the Series Gateway Biographies

Playwright and Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda is best known as the mind behind the smash-hit musical Hamilton. This title explores Hamilton and Miranda's other works, as well as his life off-stage. Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 792.02/8092 [B]

Live Oak Media eReadalong Collection — Live Oak Media eReadalong Set

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

Set

eReadalongs are eBooks integrated with the fully-produced, high-quality audio productions that distinguish Live Oak Media in the field of children's recordings. Read by the most prominent… Read More →

  • Live Oak Media eReadalong
  • List Price: $3,504.15
  • Your Price: $3,153.74
  • 117 titles