Formed in 1871, the Braves are one of the oldest teams in Major League Baseball. Over the years, the team has boasted many of baseball's greatest players, including the incomparable Hank Aaron. Young readers will love learning about the team's rich, long history in three different cities and seeing photographs of stars of the past and present.
Disabled Americans is an umbrella term that includes people with physical or mental impairments, people who become disabled through accident or illness, and people who were born with disabilities. This book profiles accomplished disabled Americans and explains the challenges they have overcome. It describes the victories they have won, such as the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and how such laws benefit all Americans.
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony started out as a top high-school player before going on to help Syracuse University win the 2003 NCAA Championship. His talent and athleticism helped him then get drafted by the Denver Nuggets. This book employs accessible text to explore Anthony's life from his childhood to his successful skyrocket to the NBA. Action-packed photographs take readers courtside to see Carmelo in action.
Many people associate Muslim Americans with recent immigration patterns, but Muslims have lived in America since before the American Revolution. There is a very rich history of Muslims in America. This book introduces readers to this history and profiles Nobel Prize winners, journalists, and others who have had a positive impact on the U.S. over time.
New York Mets third baseman David Wright is an extremely talented player who shot straight from high school to the minor leagues. He quickly rose to the majors, bringing with him a reputation as a hard worker and a team player. This book traces Wright's exciting life from his childhood in Virginia through his busy, professional career. Thrilling photographs show this All-Star in action both on and off the field.
He may have been born Chad Johnson, but today this Cincinnati Bengal is known by the world and his many fans as Chad Ochocinco. This book follows Ochocinco's life from his athletic childhood, through his college football days at Oregon State, to his incredible career as a wide receiver for the Bengals. Photographs from both on and off the field help to illustrate the fascinating life of this singular star who marches to his own unique beat.