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Frontier Surgeons: A Story about the Mayo Brothers

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

In the 1870s, surgery was a crude affair performed on the patient's kitchen table. In the frontier town of Rochester, Minnesota, Dr. W. W. Mayo brought his young sons, Will and Charlie, to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 610'.92'273

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

Walking the Road to Freedom: A Story about Sojourner Truth

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in New York in 1797 or 1798. She never knew for sure which year she was born or even whether it was summer or winter. By the time she was a young woman… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 305.5'67'0924

What Are You Figuring Now?: A Story about Benjamin Banneker

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

In 1791 plans for the new capital city, Washington, D.C., were in the works, but someone was needed to help with the surveying. Thomas Jefferson recommended Benjamin Banneker for the job… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 520.92'4

Count Your Way through China

From the Series Count Your Way

According to a Chinese myth, four animals helped create the universe. This ancient story joins nine other descriptions of Chinese life and culture—from the five tones of the Chinese musical… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 951

Count Your Way through Japan

From the Series Count Your Way

For the numbers one to ten, the Japanese language offers two sets of numbers. In Count Your Way through Japan, Jim Haskins uses the set based on Chinese numbers to count such aspects of… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 952

A Pocketful of Goobers: A Story about George Washington Carver

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

There wasn't anything that George Washington Carver couldn't grow. He took the common goober--today's peanut--and created hundreds of useful products from it, turning goobers into a very… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 630'.92'4

Shoes for Everyone: A Story about Jan Matzeliger

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Jan Matzeliger felt anything but welcome in Philadelphia in 1873. As well as being a foreigner, Jan was half African American, which meant that most doors were closed to him. Although the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 685'.31'0028