A Graphic History
From the Series Amazing Inventions
Sneakers grew out of efforts to make more durable, more comfortable shoes—and became a major link between sports and fashion. Their sales rose with the popularity of tennis and exploded along with basketball, leading to celebrity endorsements, big-name brands, and continued technological breakthroughs. In the twenty-first century, sneakers are still evolving, along with “sneaker influencer” social media, smart tech, and other hot new trends.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Graphic Novels, Science|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Engineering|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JNF062020, JNF061010, JNF059000|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||V|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.1|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Original artwork, Reviewed, Source notes, and Table of contents|
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“The graphic novel format and choice of high interest topics will keep these books in constant circulation.”—School Library Journal
Author: Blake Hoena
Blake Hoena has written more than one hundred books for children, including an original graphic novel series, Eek & Ack, and graphic novel retellings of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Peter Pan. Blake lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with his wife, two dogs, two cats, and hundreds of comics.
Illustrator: Ceej Rowland
Ceej Rowland is a freelance illustrator with over ten years of experience. He loves new challenges and lives in England.