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Andrew Jackson

by Meryl Henderson George E. Stanley

Dear Reader: The Childhood of Famous Americans series, seventy years old in 2002, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the values and experiences that influenced the person's development. History is fleshed out with fictionalized details, and conversations have been added to make the stories come alive to today's reader, but every reasonable effort has been made to make the stories consistent with the events, ethics, and character of their subjects. These books reaffirm the importance of our American heritage. We hope you learn to love the heroes and heroines who helped shape this great country. And by doing so, we hope you also develop a lasting love for the nation that gave them the opportunity to make their dreams come true. It will do the same for you. Happy Reading! The Editors

Arthur Ashe: Young Tennis Champion (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

by Paul Mantell Meryl Henderson

Childhood of Famous Americans One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history.

Christopher Reeve

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski Meryl Henderson

Childhood of Famous Americans One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history.

Geronimo

by Meryl Henderson George E. Stanley

In this illustrated biography, young Apache Goyahkla and his friend play games in their village that will prepare him for his role as a hunter and warrior--and the place he will hold in history as Geronimo, fighter for the rights of his people.

Good-bye to the Fast Cat

by Valerie Tripp Meryl Henderson

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Harry S. Truman

by Meryl Henderson George E. Stanley

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history.

Jackie Robinson

by Meryl Henderson Herb Dunn

THE CHILDHOODS OF FAMOUS AMERICANS SERIES One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history. ABIGAIL ADAMS SUSAN B. ANTHONY NEIL ARMSTRONG CRISPUS ATTUCKS CLARA BARTON ELIZABETH BLACKWELL DANIEL BOONE BUFFALO BILL WILL CLARK ROBERTO CLEMENTE DAVY CROCKETT WALT DISNEY THOMAS A. EDISON ALBERT EINSTEIN HENRY FORD BENJAMIN FRANKLIN LOU GEHRIG HARRY HOUDINI LANGSTON HUGHES TOM JEFFERSON HELEN KELLER JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ROBERT E.LEE MERTWETHER LEWIS ABRAHAM LINCOLN MARY TODD LINCOLN THURGOOD MARSHALL JOHN MUIR ANNIE OAKLEY MOLLY PITCHER POCAHONTAS PAUL REVERE KNUTE ROCKNE ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TEDDY ROOSEVELT BETSY ROSS BABE RUTH SACAGAWEA SITTING BULL JIM THORPE MARK TWAIN GEORGE WASHINGTON MARTHA WASHINGTON WILBUR AND ORVILLE WRIGHT

John Adams

by Meryl Henderson Jan Adkins

Dear Reader: The Childhood of Famous Americans series, seventy years old in 2002, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the values and experiences that influenced the person¹s development. History is fleshed out with fictionalized details, and conversations have been added to make the stories come alive to today¹s reader, but every reasonable effort has been made to make the stories consistent with the events, ethics, and character of their subjects. These books reaffirm the importance of our American heritage. We hope you learn to love the heroes and heroines who helped shape this great country. And by doing so, we hope you also develop a lasting love for the nation that gave them the opportunity to make their dreams come true. It will do the same for you. Happy Reading! The Editors

Liz Wins

by Meryl Henderson Jan Webster

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Milton Hershey

by Meryl Henderson M. M. Eboch

Did you know that the man behind Hershey's chocolate used to work in an ice cream parlor? Or that he had to try over and over again to get his now-famous chocolate to taste as delicious as it does today? Milton Hershey's life wasn't always a bowl of chocolate Kisses. When he was in fourth grade, he even had to drop out of school and work to help his poor family make ends meet. Read all about how the man we know as the famous young chocolatier finally struck it rich -- in money, love, and chocolate!

Neil Armstrong: Young Flyer

by Meryl Henderson Montrew Dunham

Rich or poor, great American men and women lived out childhoods as vastly different as the adults they became. Here young readers will learn about the early years of the first person to step foot on the moon, a historic feat he described as "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

A Ramp

by Meryl Henderson Denise Fellows

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Roberto Clemente: Young Baseball Player

by Meryl Henderson Montrew Dunham

Traces the personal life and baseball career of the Puerto Rican baseball superstar, from his childhood love of the game through his professional career and untimely death to his election to the Hall of Fame in 1973.

Ronald Reagan

by Meryl Henderson Montrew Dunham

This lively, fictionalized biography of Ronald Reagan explores the early years of a boy who would grow up to become known to millions a movie star--and later as America's fortieth president.

Rosa Parks

by Meryl Henderson Kathleen Kudlinski

Learn about the childhood of Rosa Parks, who grew up to be a legendary Civil Rights activist and an all-star in American history.Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955 spurred a citywide boycott. As she became a symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement, eventually the city of Montgomery had no choice but to lift the law requiring segregation on public buses. Rosa Parks received many accolades during her lifetime, including the Presidential of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and the NAACP's highest award. In this narrative biography you'll learn about Rosa Parks's childhood and the influences that gave this remarkable woman the courage to stand up for her rights.

Super Brother

by Valerie Tripp Meryl Henderson

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Wilma Rudolph

by Meryl Henderson Jo Harper

The inspiring story of American track-and-field athlete Wilma Rudolph, who overcame childhood polio to win three Olympic gold medals, is told. Illustrations.

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