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L. Douglas Wilder: Trailblazing Governor
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 15323
ISBN: 978-0-635-01532-7
Format: Paperback
L. Douglas Wilder has an impressive story. He trailblazed his way into government in Virginia, being the first African American in many positions. Virginians are proud of being the first state to elect an African American governor! They are also proud of his many accomplishments while in office. L. Douglas Wilder-Virginia's trailblazing governor!
William Wrigley, Jr.: Chewing Gum Giant
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 15331
ISBN: 978-0-635-01533-4
Format: Paperback
William Wrigley, Jr. was an unlikely success. He was a troublemaker at school. He often ran away from home. However, he had determination. It helped him rise to be one of Chicago's leading businessmen.
Woodrow Wilson: World Peace Champion
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 1534X
ISBN: 978-0-635-01534-1
Format: Paperback
Woodrow Wilson was a United States President who remembered the horrors of war and did not want our country to have to fight! However, he led our nation and the world through World War I and on to peacetime.
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Arthur Ashe: Tennis Star & Activist
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 15366
ISBN: 978-0-635-01536-5
Format: Paperback
Arthur Ashe broke many barriers and overcame many obstacles in his lifetime. He was not just a terrific African American tennis player-he was also a civil rights activist. He was called an "ambassador of what was right."
Gwendolyn Brooks: Chicago's Celebrated Poet
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 15374
ISBN: 978-0-635-01537-2
Format: Paperback
Gwendolyn Brooks was a famous African American poet from Chicago. She started writing at a young age and had her first poem published by the time she was 13! Who says kids can't do big things?!
Harry Flood Byrd: Accomplished Virginian
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 15382
ISBN: 978-0-635-01538-9
Format: Paperback
Harry Flood Byrd as governor was known for a "pay as you go" policy for road improvements, and he modernized Virginia's state government. Harry Flood Byrd as a Senator led a "Massive Resistance Movement" against the integration of public schools
Jacques Cartier: French Navigator
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 15404
ISBN: 978-0-635-01540-2
Format: Paperback
Jacques Cartier was a French navigator who was the first European to explore the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the St. Lawrence River.
Carrie Chapman Catt: Amazing Activist
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 15412
ISBN: 978-0-635-01541-9
Format: Paperback
Carrie Chapman Catt was a major force in the campaign for woman suffrage. Since she was a young girl, she knew she could achieve great things if she just set her mind to it. And she wouldn't take no for an answer!
Ada Deer: Notable Native American
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 15420
ISBN: 978-0-635-01542-6
Format: Paperback
Ada Deer is a Menominee Indian. She made her mark in history when she was appointed the first female Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs in 1993. Always a champion of her tribe's cause, Ada Deer has an impressive record of success.
Patrick Henry: Voice of the Revolution
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 15447
ISBN: 978-0-635-01544-0
Format: Paperback
Patrick Henry was known as the "voice of the American Revolution." He was a skilled lawyer who was able to persuade juries. This talent helped him when he gave speeches supporting the American Revolution. He inspired many patriots and citizens to demand their freedom!
John Harold Johnson: Creator of Ebony Magazine
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 15455
ISBN: 978-0-635-01545-7
Format: Paperback
John Harold Johnson was a determined man. Against many odds, he founded the successful Johnson Publishing Company in 1942. John Harold Johnson is an inspiration to anyone who has ever had a dream and the will to match it.
General George C. Marshall: A Man with a Plan
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 15471
ISBN: 978-0-635-01547-1
Format: Paperback
George Catlett Marshall was the only professional soldier to ever win the Nobel Prize for Peace. He spent most of his life serving in the United States Army. He is most remembered for the "plan" to help rebuild a war-torn Europe after World War II.