Sam Houston lived a unique and exciting life. This captivating Spanish-translated biography focuses on Houston's life and how he became the only person to be president of a republic, a United States senator, and the governor of two different states. The intriguing facts, easy to read text, and appealing images work in conjunction with an accessible glossary and index to help readers navigate their way through the text while feeling engaged and enlightened as they learn about the Republic of Texas, Cherokee Indians, Texas history, and how Houston became the governor of Texas.
In 1833, American and Tejano colonists wanted independence from the Mexican government. Through a bloody Texas Revolution, the independent Republic of Texas was born! Readers will be enthralled as they make their way through this exciting and compelling book that has been translated into Spanish and uses vivid images, intriguing facts and sidebars in conjunction with easy to read text and an accessible glossary and index to enlighten readers about such things as the Law of April 6, 1830, the Battle of Conzalez, the Siege of Bexar, "The Consultation", and The Alamo. Along with these highlights of the Texas Revolution, this book also includes features on Santa Anna, Stephen Austin, and Sam Houston to give children a well-rounded introduction to Texas history.
After Texas joined the United States in 1845, Texas began to form its own identity. This new identity centered on the rise of the Texas cattle industry and the growing legend of the Texas cowboy. Readers will discover what cowboy life was like in the early days of Texas history as they make their way through this exciting Spanish-translated book! Readers will learn about Texas cowboys, cattle trade, antebellum, the Battle of Fort Sumter, and more through vivid images, easy to read text, and numerous intriguing and engaging facts. A glossary, table of contents, and index is provided to aid in better understanding of the content and development of vocabulary.
"Stephen F. Austin se crio en una familia de emprendedores. Ya adulto, asumió sus propios riesgos al frente de la primera colonia estadounidense de Texas. Austin tuvo que conseguir colonos estadounidenses y trabajar con el govierno mexicano para que su proyecto tuviera éxito. Tuvo que seleccionar cuidadosamente a colonos honrados y trabajadores. A pesar de todo, en la década de 1830, las tensiones entre los colonos estadounidenses y México desembocaron en una guerra. Austin fue uno de los líderes en la lucha por la independencia en la Revolución de Texas."-- Cover p. .
Nicki Minaj was a little girl with big dreams. As a child she wanted to be a soap opera star in order to buy her mother a beautiful house far away from the violence and drugs that plagued their neighborhood. Instead, Minaj began creating music. After years of struggle, Minaj began to get noticed by some of the brightest stars in hip-hop and soon an amazing career was born. Minaj combined her love of music, fashion, and business to build a fascinating career and prove to everyone that girls can succeed in anything if they just try hard enough. This book features quotes, photos, and information to bring Nicki Minaj and her incredible story to life.
For young Miguel Cabrera, being a professional baseball player was all he ever dreamed of. From his childhood in Venezuela, baseball was everything to Cabrera, and he held on to his dream even though members of his own family told him it was almost impossible to succeed. When Cabrera finally got the chance to play in the major leagues, he astonished everyone with his powerful hitting and fielding skills. Cabrera went on to lead his team to the World Series and won many awards along the way. Learn more about this sensational player and his life on and off the field in this exciting Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / General [BISAC].
Victor Cruz grew up in a tough neighborhood in New Jersey, but he always knew his family was there to support him. Everyone knew Cruz's road to success led through football and a good education. However, the young athlete did not take school seriously and his NFL dreams almost ended before they could begin. Cruz finally focused on school and working hard and soon magical things began to happen. Still, he faced a tough road before he finally got to the NFL. This book follows his career from high school athlete to struggling college student to the star of the Super Bowl.
In this title, unwrap the life of talented Wrigley’s chewing gum founder, William Wrigley Jr.! Readers will enjoy getting the scoop on this Food Dude, beginning with his childhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Students can follow Wrigley’s success story from the start of his sales career with the Wrigley Manufacturing Company to his establishment of Wrigley Chewing Gum and later the William Wrigley Jr. Company. Wrigley’s family and his retirement years are also highlighted. Engaging text familiarizes readers with topics of interest including Wrigley’s advertising strategies, the Chicago Cubs, Catalina Island, and the Wrigley Building. An entertaining sidebar, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index, supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Even from a young age, Selena was a star. As soon as she opened her mouth to sing, her family and friends could not believe the beauty and power of her voice. Accompanied by her family, Selena was soon performing throughout her home state of Texas and becoming a star of the Tejano music scene. By the time she was a teenager, she was known as the Queen of Tejano and was loved by fans around the world. Just as Selena was enjoying her greatest success and finding true love, her life was cut short in a terrible act of violence. Now, more than fifteen years after her death, she is still one of the most famous and beloved music stars in the world. This book traces Selena’s rise to fame, her shocking murder, and the love her fans still have for her.
In this title, unwrap the lives of talented Kellogg’s cereal pioneer, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and W.K. Kellogg! Readers will enjoy getting the scoop on these Food Dudes, beginning with their childhood in Battle Creek, Michigan. Students can follow their success story from John’s education at Bellevue Hospital Medical College and W.K.’s career as a broom salesman to their work together at the Battle Creek Sanitarium that led to the first flaked cereal business, the Sanitas Food Company. John and W.K.’s family and retirement years are also highlighted. Engaging text familiarizes readers with topics of interest including Charles W. Post’s corporate espionage and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. An entertaining sidebar, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index, supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
At first they were just five teenagers auditioning for Great Britain’s biggest singing competition, The X Factor. But when the five young men were eliminated from the competition, something amazing happened. Given a second chance to return to the competition as a group, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Zayn Malik joined together to form One Direction. Although they didn’t win The X Factor, One Direction achieved even more. They became one of the most popular bands in England and quickly turned into a phenomenon in the United States as well. From disappointment to triumph, follow the story of Harry, Louis, Liam, Niall, and Zayn as they delight their fans and take their career in One Direction—straight to the top!
In this title, unwrap the life of talented McDonald’s restaurants builder, Ray Kroc! Readers will enjoy getting the scoop on this Food Dude, beginning with his childhood in Oak Park, Illinois. Students can follow Kroc’s success story from his education at Oak Park and River Forest High School to his careers with WGES radio station, the Lily-Tulip Cup Company, and the Malt-A-Mixer Company. Kroc’s family and his retirement years are also highlighted. Engaging text familiarizes readers with topics of interest including the original McDonald’s in San Bernardino, California, menu developments, and Ronald McDonald House Charities. An entertaining sidebar, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index, supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
From a tough childhood to a superstar, Tyler Perry is known throughout the entertainment world as a writer, director, producer, and actor. Inspired by watching an episode of Oprah about writing down one’s feelings, Tyler did just that. Through his writing skills, he developed the character Medea, whom he also plays in his movies. With many movies under his belt, and his own television series, Tyler Perry’s House of Pain, he has become a huge success that has brought him numerous awards. He donates much of his time and money to charities. His belief in God and his love of family help him to believe in himself and to overcome any obstacles set before him.