12 Athletes Who Changed the World

From the Series Change Makers
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Change Makers is a continuation of our popular series that highlights the work of some of the worldХs most influential people. It features more than 100 individuals from history and the present, and from countries around the world. Each title includes a diverse selection of 12 men and women who had a lasting impact: architects, artists, athletes, chefs, educators, military leaders, musicians, and poets. From Jim Thorpe, the first Native American to win Olympic gold, to tennis trailblazer Billie Jean King, soccer superstar PelЋ, and Chinese badminton champ Lin Dan, this book profiles 12 legendary athletes from around the world. Each chapter includes attentiongrabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional minibios encourage further exploration.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Copyright 2020
BISACS JNF054000, JNF007000, JNF007100
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher Bookstaves
Imprint 12-Story Library
Series Change Makers
Language English
Number of Pages 32
ISBN 9781632357144, 9781645820024, 9781632357144B
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook, Print + Ebook
Release Date 2020-08-01
Author Paula Solien
Dewey 920
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7 x 9
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 5.2

School Library Journal - Series Made Simple

Series Review: Gr 3-5–This series features brief sketches of famous and lesser-known figures. Readers are introduced to luminaries such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Maria Montessori, Elvis Presley, Napoleon Bonaparte, Pablo Picasso, and Walt Whitman. Well-known historical figures are not the only people featured; poet Dennis Brutus, Afghan brigadier general Khatol Mohammadzai, educator Phalla Neang, and architect Moshe Safdie are spotlighted. Readers learn when each person lived and the major contributions they made to their fields. The subjects come from diverse backgrounds, but the information is sparse. The texts don’t focus on their personal lives, and there is only rudimentary information about their accomplishments. The simple writing is to the point but isn’t that exciting. VERDICT Scant information makes these volumes of limited use. Libraries would do well to consider other sources.

Author: Paula Solien

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