Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, was an aviation pioneer. Loved and respected by millions of people for her great courage and sense of adventure, the world was shocked when she disappeared while attempting to fly around the world. Although a search party claimed to find remains of her plane, her own crew disputed their discovery. To this day, the disappearance of the beloved aviator remains a mystery.

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Reading Level:Grade 4
Interest Level: Grades 3-6
Ages:8-12

Paul Revere

It’s not common knowledge, but Paul Revere never said, “The British are coming!” on his fateful ride, he actually yelled, “The Regulars are out!” Although history remembers Revere for this memorable ride, he also participated in the Boston Tea Party, fought in the Revolutionary War, worked as a silversmith, dentist, coppersmith, printer, and more.

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Reading Level:Grade 4
Interest Level: Grades 3-6
Ages:8-12

Helen Keller

Helen KellerTrapped in silence and darkness, Helen Keller longed to communicate with the world. Both deaf and blind, she struggled to express the thoughts locked in her mind. When Annie Sullivan became her teacher she learned to sign, read, and write. After graduating from college, Keller spent the rest of her life traveling around the world as an advocate for the deaf and blind.

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Reading Level:Grade 3
Interest Level: Grades 2-4
Ages:7-10

Jesse Owens

Jesse OwensFrom the time he was a young boy on a farm in Alabama until he received his fourth Olympic gold medal in Berlin in 1936, all Jesse Owens wanted to do was run. Overcoming sickness, poverty, and racial discrimination, Jesse worked hard, shattered many track and field records, and earned countless medals and trophies. But perhaps his greatest and most important accomplishment came when he stood up to the hatred of Adolf Hitler and proved that the belief in the superiority of German athletes was false. This beautifully illustrated and simply told biography tells the inspirational story of a man with strength of spirit and heart.

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Reading Level:Grade 3
Interest Level: Grades 2-4
Ages:7-10

Babe Didrikson Zaharias : All-Around Athlete

Babe Didrikson was running and jumping hedges at the age of eight. Her dedication to training and practicing resulted in her becoming one of the greatest woman athletes of the century. Although she won two gold medals and one silver medal in track and field events at the 1932 Olympics, Babe excelled in every sport that she played.

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Reading Level:Grade 3
Interest Level: Grades 2-4
Ages:7-10