Colin Powell: General & Statesman
This title examines the remarkable life of Colin Powell. Readers will learn about Powell's family background, childhood, education, military career, and societal contributions. Covered in detail are Powell's service in the Vietnam War, including his Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Soldier's Medal awards, as well as Powell's role as a White House fellow, a four-star general, and commander-in-chief of Forces Command. Also covered are Powell's service to the U.S. presidents as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the secretary of state. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany engaging text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Military Heroes is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|BISACS||JNF007070, JNF025130, JNF025210|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
|Dimensions||6.25 x 9.25|
|Guided Reading Level||W|
|ATOS Reading Level||7.2|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||135677|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||2.0|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Military Heroes – Horn Book Guide
Filled with photographs and archival illustrations, this series presents a range of famous and lesser-known people involved in U.S. military history. In addition to standard biographical details, the texts also examine controversies and career flops as well as successes; sidebars provide historical context. . . . The texts are useful for reports.
Military Heroes – Library Media Connection
The titles will be useful for research on these historical figures because they are easy-to-read and are richly illustrated with historical photographs, color pictures, sketches, and relevant maps. Generously illustrated timelines help students put events in perspective. Sidebars clarify important issues and concepts. Recommended.
Military Heroes – School Library Journal
Real events characterized by danger and excitement introduce readers to each individual’s character. The rush of literary adrenalin will hook readers immediately and keep them enthralled until the end. Given the dynamic topic of the series and each volume’s appealing layout, these books are likely to attract reluctant readers. In addition, sources are plentiful and well-documented, making the titles suitable for research projects. Other material is available on these subjects, but this series is noteworthy for its accessible writing, appealing layout, and high-interest history.