King, David C. Charles Darwin. YA B DARWIN
Describes the life and scientific career of Charles Darwin, especially his theory of evolution which was published in his famous book in 1859: The origin of species by means of natural selection, or, the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life.
Cobb, Vicki. Harry Houdini. YA B HOUDINI
A photographic story of a life; a collection of photographs with captions and an illustrated biography that is comparable to other volumes put out by this company. That means you will find over 100 photographs, artwork and artifacts, including photographs of his famous escapes, posters from throughout his career, and a look at things like his collection of handcuffs. Vicki Cobb tells about the life of Harry Houdini so it reads like an American success story. Born Ehrich Weiss, the kid who will become Harry Houdini leaves home at the age of 12, gets bored working in a factory, and starts practicing coin trips in his spare time. Eventually the son of poor immigrants would be selling out the theaters of Europe as the greatest magician and escape artist in the world.
Garrett, Leslie. Helen Keller. YA B KELLER
Gives a detailed story of Helen Keller’s life through many pictures.
Pastan, Amy. Martin Luther King, Jr. YA B KING
Documents the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
Brown, Laaren & Lennie Hort. Nelson Mandela. YA B MANDELA
Contents: A troublemaker is born -- Growing up -- Joining the fight -- Working for unity -- Acts of defiance -- The revolutionary and the lawyer -- Treason? -- The Black Pimpernel -- Life on the island -- The university -- Free Mandela! -- Retreat through a silver bridge -- Free at last -- President Mandela.
Sawyer, Kem Knapp. Harriet Tubman. YA B TUBMAN
An illustrated exploration of the life of Harriet Tubman that covers her childhood, experiences as a slave, escape to freedom, work on the Underground Railroad, antislavery activism, and other topics.