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Anne Hutchinson

From the Series History Maker Biographies

In colonial Massachusetts, only men could be preachers. Anne Hutchinson angered church leaders by preaching about God during meetings in her home. The church leaders put Anne on trial for her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 973.2'2092

Barack Obama

From the Series History Maker Biographies

Did you know Barack Obama's family comes from three different countries? His mother was born and raised in the United States. His father came from Kenya, in Africa. His stepfather came from Indonesia. Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 973.932092

Dr. Seuss

From the Series History Maker Biographies

Did you know Dr. Seuss is not a real doctor? Dr. Seuss was the fun name chosen by writer Theodor Geisel. Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 813'.52

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

Benjamin Banneker

From the Series History Maker Biographies

True or False? Benjamin Banneker used a telescope and mathematics to predict a solar eclipse. True! In 1789, Banneker calculated when the moon would pass between the earth and sun. And he did… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 520.92

Coretta Scott King

From the Series History Maker Biographies

Question: Who was known as the First Lady of the U.S. civil rights movement? Answer: Coretta Scott King. She helped her husband, Martin Luther King Jr., fight for equal rights for African… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 323.092

Louis Armstrong

From the Series History Maker Biographies

True or False? Louis Armstrong was often called “The World’s Greatest Trumpet Player.” True! Louis Armstrong changed the sound of American music with his exciting, powerful trumpet-playing… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 781.65092

Marian Anderson

From the Series History Maker Biographies

True or False? Marian Anderson once received a standing ovation before she even sang her song. True! On January 7, 1955 Marian Anderson was the first black person to sing with the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 782.1092

Nat Love

From the Series History Maker Biographies

True or False: After Nat Love became a cowboy, he never gave up riding the trails. False! After many years as a cowboy, Nat saw that railroads were connecting towns across the country. He… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 978'.02092

Sojourner Truth

From the Series History Maker Biographies

True or False? Sojourner Truth chose her own name. True! When Sojourner Truth decided to change her life to become a traveling preacher, she changed her name. A freed slave, she wanted her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 305.5'67092

Franklin D. Roosevelt

From the Series History Maker Biographies

Franklin Delano Roosevelt made history by being the first United States President to run for a third term, and in fact, he was elected to the presidency four consecutive terms. Go back in… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 973.917'092