From the Series On My Own Biography
Growing up in Albania, Agnes Bojaxhiu learned from her mother how to care for and give to those who had less than she did. When she was twelve, she heard God’s calling and decided to become a nun, dedicating her life to serving God. Known around the world as Mother Teresa, Agnes taught and cared for the poor of Calcutta. Her dedication and love for all people led her to spend her entire life helping those in need. In this inspiring biography, get to know the bravery and gentleness of the diminutive woman who spread love, hope, and peace to countless people around the world through her generosity and faith.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Social Class, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||On My Own Books|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.1|
School Library Journal
“Although there are many biographies of Mother Teresa, this one stands out as an inviting and inspiring beginning reader.” —School Library Journal
Author: Candice Ransom
Candice Ransom is the author of 150 books for children. She holds an MFA from Vermont College and an MA in children's literature from Hollins University. She currently teaches in Hollins University's graduate program in children's literature.
Illustrator: Elaine Verstraete
Elaine S. Verstraete creates art and illustration from her studio in Middlesex, New York. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University and currently teaches illustration at Rochester Institute of Technology. Elaine's illustrations appear in numerous children's books, including six titles with Lerner Publishing Group. Her work also appears on Wegmans brand product labels and numerous Rochester-area festival posters, including Rochester's renowned Lilac Festvial.
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On My Own Biography
Engage readers’ interest and imagination! These award-winning biographies feature full-page illustrations. Written in story format, each book features pivotal episodes that reveal what kind of person the subject is (or was) and how he or she came to be famous. View available downloads →