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Who Was Catherine the Great? —Pollack, Pam, author.

Learn how a Prussian princess grew up to be Russia's longest-ruling female leader! Born in 1729, Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbs was never supposed to come to power. But at age sixteen, she married the heir to the Russia...

Who is Michael Jordan? —Anderson, Kirsten (Kirsten Stephanie), author.

Presents the life and career of one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Who is the Dalai Lama? —Rau, Dana Meachen, 1971- author.

"Get to know the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader and one of the most popular world leaders today. Two-year-old Lhamo Thondup never imagined he would be anything other than an ordinary child, but after undergoing a s...

Who is Oprah Winfrey? —Kramer, Barbara, author.

"The story of how a young Southern girl who was raised on a pig farm became one of the most influential and inspiring people in the world. We all know Oprah Winfrey as a talk-show host, actress, producer, media mogul, an...

Where were the Seven wonders of the ancient world? —McDonough, Yona Zeldis, author.

"More than 2,000 years ago, travelers wrote about the incredible sights they saw while on their journeys. They told tales of hanging gardens that were built for a Babylonian queen, and a colossal statue that guided ships...

Who was Jacques Cousteau? —Medina, Nico, 1982- author.

Looks at the life of Jacques Cousteau, examining his early life, his role in the invention of SCUBA gear, his ocean exploration, and his legacy.

Who was Julia Child? —Edgers, Geoff, author.

Describes the life and career of Julia Child, who was the author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking and became one of the most well-known television cooking chefs.

Who was Mister Rogers? —Bailey, Diane, 1966- author.

"Even though he's best known for his successful PBS series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Fred Rogers never dreamed of working in television. In fact, he hated the very first program that he ever watched! Join author Diane...

Who was Maya Angelou? —Labrecque, Ellen, author.

Born in Missouri in 1928, Maya Angelou had a difficult childhood. Jim Crow laws segregated blacks and whites in the South. Her family life was unstable at times. But much like her poem, "Still I Rise," Angelou was able t...

What were the Salem Witch Trials? —Holub, Joan, author.

"Something wicked was brewing in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. It started when two girls, Betty Parris and Abigail Williams, began having hysterical fits. Soon after, other local girls claimed they were...

Who was Alexander Hamilton? —Pollack, Pam, author.

Highlights the life and accomplishments of the founding father, from his childhood as an orphan in the West Indies to his role in developing the Constitution and his tragic death in a duel with Aaron Burr.

Who is Hillary Clinton? —Alexander, Heather, 1967-

Introduces the former first lady, senator and secretary of state while describing how she became a role model for women as a lawyer, a staunch supporter of important political and social causes, and the first woman to ru...

Where is the Congo? —Stine, Megan, author.

"Running through six countries in the middle of Africa, the Congo Basin contains some of the largest tropical rainforests in the world. Dealing with present-day issues of climate change, it is home to bonobo apes, mounta...

What was : Where is Chichen Itza?

"Although it's known more as an important tourist attraction today, the city of Chichen Itza was a powerful religious, political, scientific, and artistic center of the Maya people. Readers will learn about how Chichen I...

Who is Sonia Sotomayor? —Stine, Megan, author.

Describes the life and accomplishments of the United States Supreme Court justice.

Where is the Kremlin? —Hopkinson, Deborah, author.

"Get the inside story on the famous fortress in the heart of Moscow that has withstood fires, invaders, and revolutions for almost seven hundred years. Lined by nineteen beautiful towers, the high walls of the Kremlin en...

Where is Chichen Itza? —Manzanero, Paula, 1962- author.

"Although it's known more as an important tourist attraction today, the city of Chichen Itza was a powerful religious, political, scientific, and artistic center of the Maya people. Readers will learn about how Chichen I...

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