Essential Lives Set 6
Essential Lives introduces the people who have shaped the world, impacted humanity, and changed the course of history. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-follow text. Each book includes a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
- Spring 2021
- Fall 2020
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Subject||Biographies, History, Music|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||6.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Essential Lives Set 8 - Booklist
This series does an excellent job of depicting each individual as a nuanced human rather than an icon.
Essential Lives Set 6 – Horn Book Guide
Sensational life experiences are handled in a refreshingly matter-of-fact way.
Che Guevara (Essential Lives) – School Library Journal
There is a lot to entice readers in the story of a privileged boy growing up in an intellectual, eccentric family who becomes one of the most iconic revolutionaries of the 20th century. Full chapters are devoted to Guevara’s childhood and his summer trips around South America as a college student, providing context for his eventual transformation into a Communist rebel. . .
John D. Rockefeller (Essential Lives) – School Library Journal
Readers will also get a short history of American oil development in this story of one of the 19th century’s best-known “robber barons.” Plenty of sidebars and well-chosen photographs break up the text.
Rupert Murdoch (Essential Lives) – School Library Journal
The author focuses on controversies, such as Murdoch’s interview with David Frost, the kidnapping of a business partner’s wife, and his use of sensationalism to sell newspapers. Readers will certainly gain a sense of what it takes to dominate a global business. . .