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Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin--statesman, writer, inventor, scientist, and fighter for his country's independence--still astonishes us with all the things he achieved in his lifetime. He wrote books we still read, invented things we still use, and came up with ideas that affect our lives. Yet Ben was a simple man in many ways, who believed that people should be free to elect their own leaders and steered our great country to its early freedom.
Call Number: B F854k 1996 (Level 6 red)
Clara Barton by Angel of the Battlefield--that was what the whole world called Clara Barton, and a more determined angel never existed. From her youngest days, Clara sought to excel at everything she did. But the Little New England farm girl never dreamed that her wish to help people would take her all over the world--or that her nursing skills would one day lead her to found one of our country's greatest organizations--The Red Cross.
Call Number: B B285ma 1996 (Level 6 red)
Martin Luther King by King's work on issues like voter registration, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, school desegregation, and housing conditions indelibly altered the lives of millions of Americans, and his speeches and advocacy of nonviolent protest continue to inspire people everywhere. This book pays tribute to the life, work, and message of this legendary leader. Includes index and b/w photos.
Call Number: B K585bo 1996 (Level 6 red)