Essential Lives Set 7
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|
|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 7 – School Library Journal
The authors of these biographies present information that is current, accurate, and relevant, while also providing an overview of their subjects’ early lives and cultural significance. The books are primarily positive in tone, delivering a balanced, informative description of each subject. These are accessible and engaging treatments. . . . Worthwhile additions for most collections.
Ho Chi Minh (Essential Lives) – School Library Journal
Opening with his 1945 speech declaring Vietnam’s freedom and naming himself president, this biography continues with a brief summary of Ho Chi Minh’s accomplishments. Johnson then goes back to his childhood and moves through his life chronologically. Several potentially confusing points, such as Ho’s frequent name changes, are clearly explained. Large archival photographs illustrate the text. Frequent sidebars offer greater detail and give background information on the politics and culture of Ho’s homeland.