5KN: Narrative Nonfiction

Lin-Manuel Miranda: Revolutionary Playwright, Composer, and Actor

From the Series Gateway Biographies

Playwright and Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda is best known as the mind behind the smash-hit musical Hamilton. This title explores Hamilton and Miranda's other works, as well as his life off-stage. Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 792.02/8092 [B]

Lionel Messi

From the Series Sports All-Stars (Lerner ™ Sports)

Lionel Messi is one of the best soccer players in the world. He's led his team—Fútbol Club (FC) Barcelona—to several championships, he's won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award five times, and he's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 796.334092 [B]
Fall 2020

Lizzo: Breakout Artist

From the Series Gateway Biographies

Melissa Vivianne Jeffersion, known professionally as Lizzo, started singing and rapping at age 10 and performed with several musical groups in her hometowns of Houston and Minneapolis. With… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • Dewey: 782.421649092 [B]

Locked Up for Freedom: Civil Rights Protesters at the Leesburg Stockade

In 1963, more than 30 African-American girls ages 11 to 16 were arrested for taking part in Civil Rights protests in Americus, Georgia. They were taken without their families' knowledge to a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 323.1196/07307580904
5 titles

Lorimer Recordbooks — Hardcover Set

From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks

Lorimer Recordbooks is a high/low nonfiction series that helps teens understand social issues through the stories of sports heroes. These books feature trailblazing NHL athletes who have… Read More →

  • Hardcover
  • List Price: $139.95
  • Your Price: $104.96
  • 5 titles
Fall 2020

Luka Doncic

From the Series Sports All-Stars (Lerner ™ Sports)

In 2019 Luka Doncic became the second basketball player from Europe ever to win the National Basketball Association (NBA) Rookie of the Year Award. This Slovenian phenom's rise to stardom… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • Dewey: 796.323092 [B]

Luke Kuechly

From the Series Sports All-Stars (Lerner ™ Sports)

Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers is one of the National Football League (NFL)'s hardest-hitting defenders. The star linebacker led the NFL with 164 tackles in 2012, his first season in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 796.332092 [B]
Fall 2020

Malala Yousafzai: Heroic Education Activist

From the Series Boss Lady Bios (Alternator Books ®)

Malala Yousafzai's activism has placed her in grave danger from the Taliban, but she remains determined to defend girls' right to an education around the world. Follow Yousafzai from young… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • Dewey: 371.822095491

March of the Suffragettes: Rosalie Gardiner Jones and the March for Voting Rights

March of the Suffragettes tells the forgotten, real-life story of "General" Rosalie Gardiner Jones, who in the waning days of 1912 mustered and marched an all-women army nearly 200 miles to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1250
Fall 2020

Maria Tallchief: Native America's Prima Ballerina

From the Series Beginner Biography (LOOK! Books ™)

Maria Tallchief was inspired to dance while watching Osage dancers as a child in Oklahoma. For tribal ceremonies only men were allowed to dance. But, Maria went on to become America's first… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • Dewey: 792.8

Markus "Notch" Persson: Minecraft Mogul

From the Series Gateway Biographies

Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson has always loved programming. Find out how he translated his childhood passion for writing code into a multi-million dollar career as the mind behind… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 794.8092 [B]

Mars Science Lab Engineer Diana Trujillo

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

When Diana Trujillo was little, working for NASA was her greatest dream. She loved to gaze at the stars in the sky. She also enjoyed math and art. Then she learned that engineers use math and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 629.43092

Martin & Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank

Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr. were born the same year a world apart. Both faced ugly prejudices and violence, which both answered with words of love and faith in humanity. This is the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 323.092/2 B

Martin Luther King Jr.: Walking in the Light

From the Series Gateway Biographies

Martin Luther King Jr. was an influential and inspiring leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. His life, work, and death are brought to life for readers like never before. Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 323.092 [B]

Mathematician and Computer Scientist Grace Hopper

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever taken something apart to see how it works? As a child, Grace Hopper took apart five alarm clocks in a row, trying to figure out how all the pieces fit together. As an adult, she… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 004.092

Matt Ryan

From the Series Sports All-Stars (Lerner ™ Sports)

Matt Ryan is known for staying cool under pressure. He's been one of the world's best quarterbacks since he started playing for the National Football League (NFL) in 2008. In 2016, he won… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 796.33092 [B]
Fall 2020

Megan Rapinoe

From the Series Sports All-Stars (Lerner ™ Sports)

Megan Rapinoe lends her tremendous soccer talents to both the United States Women's National Team and Reign FC of the National Women's Soccer League. Learn about her training regimen, her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • Dewey: 796.334092 [B]
Fall 2020

Michael Jordan: Flying High

From the Series Epic Sports Bios (Lerner ™ Sports)

The Chicago Bulls drafted Michael Jordan without knowing he would raise the standard for how basketball is played forever. Learn all about Jordan's life and explore what makes him a living legend. Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • Dewey: 796.323092/2 [B]

Michael Phelps

From the Series Sports All-Stars (Lerner ™ Sports)

Michael Phelps had already competed in four Olympic Games and won more Olympic medals than any other athlete, but in 2016 he decided to compete one last time. At the Summer Olympic Games in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 797.2/1092 [B]
Fall 2020

Michelle Obama: Political Icon

From the Series Boss Lady Bios (Alternator Books ®)

Growing up on Chicago's South Side, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson loved school and her family. Driven by her parents' passion for education and her own desire to succeed, she graduated first… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: 973.932092

Mike Trout

From the Series Sports All-Stars (Lerner ™ Sports)

Center fielder Mike Trout has racked up more home runs and stolen bases faster than any player in MLB history. Follow this Los Angeles Angels star as he continues to rise. Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 796.357092 [B]

Minecraft Creator Markus "Notch" Persson

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Do you play computer games? If you do, you've probably played Minecraft. When Minecraft creator Markus Persson was young, he wasn't very interested in the games themselves. He was more… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 794.8092
Fall 2020

Misty Copeland: Principal Ballerina

From the Series Boss Lady Bios (Alternator Books ®)

Misty Copeland is an author, global volunteer, and principal ballerina. But her path to success was not a straight one. Discover how Copeland used perseverance and talent to achieve her dream. Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • Dewey: 792.802/8092 [B]

Moe Berg: Spy Catcher

From the Series Hidden History — Spies

Some people call him the smartest baseball player of all time. Moe Berg could speak twelve languages—and make up signs on the baseball diamond. How did this major league catcher go on to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 650
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 940.54/86/0924