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Raggin': A Story about Scott Joplin

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Scott Joplin came from a music-making family in Texarkana, Texas. As a small boy, he loved the lively, rhythmic African melodies and the soft, touching spirituals that he heard his father… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 780'.92'4

Revolutionary Poet: A Story about Phillis Wheatley

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Taken from her family in Africa at the age of seven, Phillis Wheatley arrived in Boston as a slave in 1761. After she was purchased by the Wheatley family, Phillis quickly learned to speak… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 811'.1

Sisters Against Slavery: A Story about Sarah and Angelina Grimké

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Sisters against Slavery recounts the lives of Sarah Grimke and Angelica Grimke Weld. These daughters of wealthy Southern planters and slave owners renounced slavery in the 1830's. Through… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 326'.8'0922757

Stateswoman to the World: A Story about Eleanor Roosevelt

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Eleanor Roosevelt is perhaps best known for her role as First Lady, wife to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. But this strong-willed woman was a skilled politician in her own right, who… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • Dewey: 973.917'092

Tales for Hard Times: A Story about Charles Dickens

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As a small boy, Charles Dickens worked in a dark, musty London warehouse, pasting labels onto pots of boot polish. He tried not to listen to his grumbling stomach or the rats squeaking on the… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 823'.8

The Country Artist: A Story about Beatrix Potter

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Tea with a hedgehog and supper with a rabbit? Beatrix Potter entertained guests that most people--certainly Beatrix Potter's proper Victorian parents--would have thought belonged in a meadow… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 823'.912

The Wizard of Sound: A Story about Thomas Edison

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In 1877 a young man developed a way to reproduce sounds so they could be heard again and again. This young man, Thomas Edison, has since been heralded as one of the world's greatest… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 621.3'092

We'll Race You, Henry: A Story about Henry Ford

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Henry Ford loved mechanical things: springs and gears, cogs and wheels, and things that clicked and ticked and turned. One hot summer day in 1876, Henry and his father were riding to Detroit… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 338.7'6292'0924

A Head Full of Notions: A Story about Robert Fulton

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Robert Fulton was an American inventor born in 1765. Some of his accomplishments include designing some of the first submarines and designing the first commercially successful steamboat, the Clemont. Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • ATOS: 6.8
  • Dewey: 623.8'24'092

A World of Knowing: A Story about Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet

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Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet had a sharp mind and a great determination to make a difference in the world. When Thomas met Alice Cogswell, a little girl who was deaf, he decided to go to Europe… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 371.91'2'092

Civil Rights Pioneer: A Story about Mary Church Terrell

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Mary Church Terrell grew up after the Civil War with many opportunities. Although she received an excellent education and had a distinguished teaching career, Mary grew up African American in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 323'.092

Discovering Nature's Laws: A Story about Isaac Newton

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Sir Isaac Newton changed the world with his many discoveries and inventions about mathematics, science, optics, and physics. Although he was brilliant, Newton felt no need to publish his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 530'.092

Flying Against the Wind: A Story about Beryl Markham

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Born in England and raised in the bush of East Africa, Beryl Markham was an extraordinary child--and lived an extraordinary life. She learned how to train racehorses from her father and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 629.13'092

Healing Warrior: A Story about Sister Elizabeth Kenny

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In 1942, polio epidemics raged out of control, and medical treatments were largely unsuccessful in fighting the disease. When Elizabeth Kenny, a self-taught nurse, boldly declared she had… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • Dewey: 362.1'96835'0092

Her Piano Sang: A Story about Clara Schumann

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At the age of nine, Clara Wieck gave her first public performance as a concert pianist. She played beautifully. When the concert was over, she felt as if she were dancing on a cloud. As she… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 6.7
  • Dewey: 786.2'092

Mark T-W-A-I-N!: A Story about Samuel Clemens

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Samuel Clemens grew up in a child's paradise--Hannibal, Missouri. There, mischief added humor to everyday events as Sam encountered the folks who would one day reappear as Huck Finn, Aunt… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 818'.409

Pioneer Plowmaker: A Story about John Deere

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In the 1800s, the moist soil of the Midwest would stick to plow blades, stopping the farmers as they plowed. Young blacksmith John Deere knew about the problem, so he designed and built a… Read More →

  • Dewey: 921

Rooftop Astronomer: A Story about Maria Mitchell

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It was a clear autumn night in 1847. Maria Mitchell stood on the roof of her parents' house on the island of Nantucket, focusing her telescope on a faraway star. Suddenly she realized that… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.4
  • Dewey: 520'.92

Say It with Music: A Story about Irving Berlin

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As a boy, Israel Baline had to work after school to help his poor immigrant family. He sold newspapers on street corners to help his family survive. He loved to sing to pass the time, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 782.1'4'092

Science Fiction Pioneer: A Story about Jules Verne

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When Jules Verne was born in 1828, his family had his future planned out for him. They expected him to become a lawyer, but he dreamed of writing. He started out writing more traditional… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 843'.8

The Back of Beyond: A Story about Lewis and Clark

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In 1803, Meriwether Lewis was offered the chance of a lifetime. The president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, asked him to lead an expedition across North America, through the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 6.8
  • Dewey: 917.804'2

The Road to Seneca Falls: A Story about Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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When Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a little girl in the early 1800s, she realized that most people seemed to think that boys were better than girls. As Stanton grew up, she saw that women had… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 305.42'092

The Workers' Detective: A Story about Dr. Alice Hamilton

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Dr. Alice Hamilton's accomplishments were many, but one in particular changed her life forever. Working as a social worker in the Chicago slums, Alice noticed that lead factory workers were… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 6.8
  • Dewey: 616.9'803'092

To The Point: A Story about E. B. White

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E. B. White first recognized the magic in words when he was very young. As a child, some of his happiest hours were spent finding just the right words to describe his feelings and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 818'.5209