Who was ... ?

Who Was Levi Strauss? (Who Was?) By Ellen Labrecque, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448488561
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Published: Penguin Workshop - March 9th, 2021

How did an immigrant who sold sewing supplies in New York City reinvent himself in the American West by creating the most iconic pair of pants in the world? Find out in this addition to the Who HQ library!


Who Was Catherine the Great? (Who Was?) By Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399544309
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 2nd, 2021

Learn how a Prussian princess grew up to be Russia's longest-ruling female leader!


Who Was Walt Whitman? (Who Was?) By Kirsten Anderson, Who HQ, Tim Foley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kirsten Anderson, Who HQ, Tim Foley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780399543982
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 2nd, 2021

How did a New York printer become one of the most influential poets of all time? Find out in this addition to the Who HQ library!


Who Was Duke Ellington? (Who Was?) By M. D. Payne, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
By M. D. Payne, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780399539626
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 1st, 2020

How did a working-class young man from Washington, DC, turn the music world on its head and become the "Master Of Jazz"? Find out in this addition to the Who HQ library!


Who Was Benedict Arnold? (Who Was?) By James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448488523
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 6th, 2020

Find out how this one-time American hero became the country's most notorious traitor.


Who Was Nellie Bly? (Who Was?) By Margaret Gurevich, Who HQ, Laurie A. Conley (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524787530
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 6th, 2020

Get ready to journey around the world with Nellie Bly--one of America's first investigative journalists.


Who Was Kobe Bryant? (Who HQ Now) By Ellen Labrecque, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593225707
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Published: Penguin Workshop - September 1st, 2020

Told in a new Who HQ Now format for trending topics, this Who Was? biography details NBA superstar Kobe Bryant's legendary career and the impact of his legacy on the sports world and beyond.


Who Was Celia Cruz? (Who Was?) By Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, Who HQ, Jake Murray (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448488691
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 4th, 2020

How did a working-class girl from Cuba become a symbol of artistic freedom for Cuban Americans and the "Queen of Salsa"? Find out in this addition to the Who HQ library!


Who Is David Beckham? (Who Was?) By Ellen Labrecque, Who HQ, John Hinderliter (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399544040
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 21st, 2020

Whether you call it football or soccer, there's no disputing that David Beckham is one of the best players in the history of the game!


Who Was Ida B. Wells? (Who Was?) By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780593093351
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 2nd, 2020

The story of how a girl born into slavery became an early leader in the civil rights movement and the most famous Black female journalist in nineteenth-century America.


Who Was Harvey Milk? (Who Was?) By Corinne A. Grinapol, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524792787
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Published: Penguin Workshop - May 19th, 2020

Learn about one of the most influential leaders in the fight for gay rights.


Who Is Temple Grandin? (Who Was?) By Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, Robert Squier (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451532510
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Published: Penguin Workshop - April 7th, 2020

Autism did not stop her--in fact, it helped Temple Grandin become a brilliant scientist and inventor.


Who Was Richard Nixon? (Who Was?) By Megan Stine, Who HQ, Manuel Gutierrez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Megan Stine, Who HQ, Manuel Gutierrez (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781524789800
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Published: Penguin Workshop - March 3rd, 2020

Learn more about Richard Nixon--one of America's most unpopular presidents and the only one to resign from the position.


Who Is Jackie Chan? (Who Was?) By Jody Jensen Shaffer, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524791629
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 4th, 2020

How did Jackie Chan become one of the most recognizable and beloved actors in the world? Find out in this exciting biography of this martial artist turned international film superstar.


Who Was Ruth Bader Ginsburg? (Who Was?) By Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, Jake Murray (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524793531
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 3rd, 2019

You've probably seen her on T-shirts, mugs, and even tattoos. Now that famous face graces the cover of this Who Was? book.


Who Was Sam Walton? (Who Was?) By James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781524792701
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Published: Penguin Workshop - November 5th, 2019

The story of a department-store trainee who became the richest man in America and owner of the biggest retail store in the world: Walmart.


Who Was Mister Rogers? (Who Was?) By Diane Bailey, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Diane Bailey, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781524792190
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 1st, 2019

Learn how Fred Rogers, a minister and musician from Pennsylvania, became one of America's most beloved television personalities and everyone's favorite neighbor.


Who Was Harriet Tubman? (Who Was?) By Yona Zeldis McDonough, Who HQ, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593097229
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Published: Penguin Workshop - September 3rd, 2019

Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad which she travelled by herself north to Philadelphia.


Who Is R. L. Stine? (Who Was?) By M. D. Payne, Who HQ, Jake Murray (Illustrator) Cover Image
By M. D. Payne, Who HQ, Jake Murray (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780399539596
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 6th, 2019

Reader beware! The biography of R. L. Stine, author of the hugely popular Goosebumps series, is a scary-good time!


Who Is Oprah Winfrey? (Who Was?) By Barbara Kramer, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Barbara Kramer, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781524787509
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 2nd, 2019

The story of how a young Southern girl who was raised on a pig farm became one of the most influential and inspiring people in the world.


Who Was Che Guevara? (Who Was?) By Ellen Labrecque, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ellen Labrecque, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780399544019
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 4th, 2019

Viva la revolución!

Find out how Che Guevara--a doctor turned communist leader and much more than a face on a T-shirt--ended up paying the ultimate price for his cause.


Who Was P. T. Barnum? (Who Was?) By Kirsten Anderson, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448488486
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 4th, 2019

Ladies and Gentlemen, children of all ages, step right up for Who HQ's entertaining biography of P. T. Barnum: politician, businessman, and The Greatest Showman on Earth!


Who Was Stephen Hawking? (Who Was?) By Jim Gigliotti, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451532480
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 4th, 2019

Learn more about the renowned British scientist, professor, and author who spent his entire career trying to answer the question: "Where did the universe come from?"


Who Was H. J. Heinz? (Who Was?) By Michael Burgan, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448488653
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Published: Penguin Workshop - April 2nd, 2019

Who HQ has way more than 57 reasons why you'll want to read the amazing story of H. J. Heinz--the American entrepreneur who brought tomato ketchup to the masses.


Who Was Norman Rockwell? (Who Was?) By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448488646
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Published: Penguin Workshop - April 2nd, 2019

Brush up your knowledge on popular American painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell with this exciting Who Was? title.


Who Is Michael Jordan? (Who Was?) By Kirsten Anderson, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kirsten Anderson, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780451532459
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 5th, 2019

Grab your Js and hit the court with this Who Was? biography about NBA superstar Michael Jordan.


Who Was Napoleon? (Who Was?) By Jim Gigliotti, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448488608
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 4th, 2018

Learn more about Napoleon Bonaparte, the decorated French military leader who conquered much of Europe in the early nineteenth century.


Who Was Nikola Tesla? (Who Was?) By Jim Gigliotti, Who HQ, John Hinderliter (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448488592
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 4th, 2018

Get ready for the electrifying biography of Nikola Tesla--part creative genius, part mad scientist, and 100% innovator.


Who Is Bono? (Who Was?) By Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448488684
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 2nd, 2018

How did an Irish schoolboy become the lead singer of a world-famous rock band and the founder of several humanitarian groups? Track Bono's rise to fame in this exciting addition to the Who Was? series.


Who Is Judy Blume? (Who Was?) By Kirsten Anderson, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kirsten Anderson, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448488493
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 2nd, 2018

Learn how Judy Blume went from a stay-at-home mother to one of the most beloved American authors of the twentieth century.


Who Was Selena? (Who Was?) By Max Bisantz, Kate Bisantz, Who HQ, Joseph J. M. Qiu (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781101995495
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 7th, 2018

Discover why Selena, the Queen of Tejano music, became one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the twentieth century!


Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen? (Who Was?) By Sherri L. Smith, Who HQ, Jake Murray (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sherri L. Smith, Who HQ, Jake Murray (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780399541940
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 7th, 2018

It's up, up, and away with the Tuskegee Airmen, a heroic group of African American military pilots who helped the United States win World War II.


Who Was Pelé? (Who Was?) By James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399542619
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 5th, 2018

The story of a poor boy from Brazil who became the greatest soccer player of all time and one of the most important athletes of the twentieth century!


Who Was Leif Erikson? (Who Was?) By Nico Medina, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nico Medina, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448488615
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 5th, 2018

Hold on to your Viking helmets as you learn about the first known European to set foot on North America in this exciting addition to the Who Was? series!


Who Is the Dalai Lama? (Who Was?) By Dana Meachen Rau, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dana Meachen Rau, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781101995549
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Workshop - April 3rd, 2018

Get to know the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader and one of the most popular world leaders today.


Who Was Aretha Franklin? (Who Was?) By Nico Medina, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nico Medina, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780451532398
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Published: Penguin Workshop - April 3rd, 2018

There is only one QUEEN OF SOUL! Discover why Aretha Franklin garners so much R-E-S-P-E-C-T.


Who Was Booker T. Washington? (Who Was?) By James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, Jake Murray (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448488516
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 6th, 2018

Learn how a slave became one of the leading influential African American intellectuals of the late 19th century.


Who Was Henry VIII? (Who Was?) By Ellen Labrecque, Who HQ, Jake Murray (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ellen Labrecque, Who HQ, Jake Murray (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448488547
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 6th, 2018

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Travel to the age of the Renaissance and learn why Henry VIII is one of the most famous kings in English history.


Who Was Chuck Jones? (Who Was?) By Jim Gigliotti, Who HQ, John Hinderliter (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448488578
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 5th, 2017

"What's Up, Doc?" Find out in this lively biography of the most celebrated director in animation history!


Who Was Coretta Scott King? (Who Was?) By Gail Herman, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gail Herman, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780451532619
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 5th, 2017

The wife of Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King was a civil rights leader in her own right, playing a prominent role in the African American struggle for racial equality in the 1960s.


Who Was Jane Austen? (Who Was?) By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448488639
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 5th, 2017

Step into the world of Georgian England and learn more about the genteel life of this beloved author.


Who Is Ralph Lauren? (Who Was?) By Jane O'Connor, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524784027
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 17th, 2017

The polo player with the raised mallet—everyone knows the Ralph Lauren logo. Learn the amazing story of the man who is a true American fashion icon.


Who Was Lewis Carroll? (Who Was?) By Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, Who HQ, Joseph J. M. Qiu (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448488677
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 3rd, 2017

Meet the man who created Alice, the Mad Hatter, and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum!


Who Was Alexander Hamilton? (Who Was?) By Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399544279
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 22nd, 2017

Read the story of the Founding Father who inspired the smash Broadway musical.


Who Was Fidel Castro? (Who Was?) By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780451533333
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 22nd, 2017

When Fidel Castro died on November 25, 2016, many people around the world responded with mixed emotions. Learn all about the man who shaped Cuba for more than half a decade.


Who Are Venus and Serena Williams? (Who Was?) By James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780515158038
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 8th, 2017

The dynamic story of the Williams sisters, both top-ranked professional tennis players.


Who Is Pope Francis? (Who Was?) By Stephanie Spinner, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stephanie Spinner, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780451533364
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 8th, 2017

Follow the amazing journey of Pope Francis, whose warmth and humility have made him beloved around the world.


Who Was Bob Marley? (Who Was?) By Katie Ellison, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448489193
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 6th, 2017

Get Up, Stand Up! for the king of reggae music!


Who Was Pete Seeger? (Who Was?) By Noel MacCarry, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448484754
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 6th, 2017

Pete Seeger was an American folk musician and social activist whose outspoken songs about freedom and justice got him blacklisted from radio and TV for years.


Who Are the Rolling Stones? (Who Was?) By Dana Meachen Rau, Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101995587
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Published: Penguin Workshop - April 4th, 2017

Follow the bad boys of rock and roll from their beginnings in London to their unparalleled success around the world.


Who Was Princess Diana? (Who Was?) By Ellen Labrecque, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ellen Labrecque, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448488554
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Published: Penguin Workshop - April 4th, 2017

Learn how Lady Diana Spencer became the People's Princess as she takes her place in the ranks of the Who Was? series.


Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? (Who Was?) By Megan Stine, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Megan Stine, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780399541926
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 7th, 2017

The truly inspiring story of the first Latina Supreme Court Justice.


Who Was Cesar Chavez? (Who Was?) By Dana Meachen Rau, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dana Meachen Rau, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781101995600
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 7th, 2017

Learn more about Cesar Chavez, the famous Latino American civil rights activist.


Who Was Lucille Ball? (Who Was?) By Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448483030
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 7th, 2017

Who doesn't love Lucy? The legendary actress, producer, and comedian steps into the Who Was? spotlight.


Who Was Charlie Chaplin? (Who Was?) By Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448490168
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 6th, 2016

Who was the real Charlie Chaplin? Kids will learn all about the comic genius who created "The Little Tramp"!


Who Was Jacqueline Kennedy? (Who Was?) By Bonnie Bader, Who HQ, Joseph J. M. Qiu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bonnie Bader, Who HQ, Joseph J. M. Qiu (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448486987
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 6th, 2016

Through this engaging Who Was? biography, kids will discover the woman behind the sunglasses.


Who Is Stevie Wonder? (Who Was?) By Jim Gigliotti, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448488585
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 18th, 2016

Discover more about Stevie Wonder, the music prodigy whose awards include 25 Grammy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


Who Were The Three Stooges? (Who Was?) By Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448488660
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 18th, 2016

Discover more about the comedy team that perfected the art of the pie fight!


Who Is Bruce Springsteen? (Who Was?) By Stephanie Sabol, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448487038
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Published: Penguin Workshop - September 27th, 2016

Not only was Bruce Springsteen "Born in the USA," he has risen to become a twenty-time Grammy winner and American icon.


Who Is Hillary Clinton? (Who Was?) By Heather Alexander, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Heather Alexander, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448490151
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 2nd, 2016

Who Is Hillary Clinton? Readers of our New York Times best-selling series can find out now!


Who Was Milton Bradley? (Who Was?) By Kirsten Anderson, Who HQ, Tim Foley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kirsten Anderson, Who HQ, Tim Foley (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448488479
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 2nd, 2016

Meet the man behind the board games: Milton Bradley.


Who Was Alexander the Great? (Who Was?) By Kathryn Waterfield, Robin Waterfield, Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448484235
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 7th, 2016

Alexander the Great conquers the New York Times best-selling Who Was...? series!


Who Was Jules Verne? (Who Was?) By James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448488509
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 7th, 2016

Meet the father of science fiction, Jule Verne.


Who Is Elton John? (Who Was?) By Kirsten Anderson, Who HQ, Joseph J. M. Qiu (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448488462
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Published: Penguin Workshop - March 22nd, 2016

How does a little boy from the London suburbs named Reginald Kenneth Dwight grow up to become one of the biggest pop stars of all time? A lot of talent and a lot of personality! Elton John, as he would later call himself, started playing piano at the age of three. Although he was trained to play classical music, Elton's real love was rock and roll.


Who Was Joan of Arc? (Who Was?) By Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448483047
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Published: Penguin Workshop - March 1st, 2016

Joan of Arc was born in a small French village during the worst period of the Hundred Years' War. For generations, France had been besieged by the British. At age 11, Joan began to see religious visions telling her to join forces with the King of France. By the time she was a teenager, she was leading troops into battle in the name of her country.


Who Was Maya Angelou? (Who Was?) By Ellen Labrecque, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ellen Labrecque, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448488530
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 12th, 2016

Born in Missouri in 1928, Maya Angelou had a difficult childhood. Jim Crow laws segregated blacks and whites in the South. Her family life was unstable at times. But much like her poem, "Still I Rise," Angelou was able to lift herself out of her situation and flourish.


Who Was Frank Lloyd Wright? (Who Was?) By Ellen Labrecque, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448483139
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 29th, 2015

Born in Wisconsin in 1867, Frank Lloyd Wright became obsessed with a set of building blocks his mother had given to him on his ninth birthday. He grew up to become the father of organic architecture and the greatest American architect of all time, having designed more than 1,100 buildings during his lifetime.


Who Was George Washington Carver? (Who Was?) By Jim Gigliotti, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448483122
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 29th, 2015

Born in 1860s Missouri, nobody expected George Washington Carver to succeed. Slaves were not allowed to be educated. After the Civil War, Carver enrolled in classes and proved to be a star student. He became the first black student at Iowa State Agricultural College and later its first black professor.


Who Was Sojourner Truth? (Who Was?) By Yona Zeldis McDonough, Who HQ, Jim Eldridge (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448486789
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 29th, 2015

Almost 100 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat, Sojourner Truth was mistreated by a streetcar conductor. She took him to court--and won! Before she was Sojourner Truth, she was known simply as Belle. Born a slave in New York sometime around 1797, she was later sold and separated from her family. Even after she escaped from slavery, she knew her work was not yet done.


Who Was Blackbeard? (Who Was?) By James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, Joseph J. M. Qiu (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448483085
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Published: Penguin Workshop - November 10th, 2015

Though much of his early life remains a mystery, Blackbeard most likely began his life as Edward Teach in the sailing port of Bristol, England. He began his career as a hired British sailor during Queen Anne’s War.


Who Was Seabiscuit? (Who Was?) By James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448483092
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 20th, 2015

In the middle of the worst depression in U.S. history, one young racehorse lifted a nation's spirits. Seabiscuit was born in 1933 on a farm in Kentucky. Though bred for racing, he was weak and undersized. He slept too long and ate too much. Against the odds, he began to win local races. He was given a new coach who trained him to race in larger circuits.


Who Was Julia Child? (Who Was?) By Geoff Edgers, Carlene Hempel, Dede Putra (Illustrator), Nancy Harrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Geoff Edgers, Carlene Hempel, Dede Putra (Illustrator), Nancy Harrison (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448482972
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Workshop - October 6th, 2015

Born in California in 1912, Julia Child enlisted in the Army and met her future husband, Paul, during World War II. She discovered her love of French food while stationed in Paris and enrolled in Le Cordon Bleu cooking school after her service. Child knew that Americans would love French food as much as she did, so she wrote Mastering the Art of French Cooking in 1961.


Who Was Marie Antoinette? (Who Was?) By Dana Meachen Rau, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dana Meachen Rau, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448483108
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 6th, 2015

From the palaces of Austria to the mirrored halls of Versailles, Marie Antoinette led a charmed life. She was born into royalty in 1755 and married the future king of France at age 15. By 21 she ascended to the throne and enjoyed a lavish lifestyle of masquerade balls, sky-high wigs, and extravagant food. But her taste for excess ruffled many feathers.


Who Is Derek Jeter? (Who Was?) By Gail Herman, Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gail Herman, Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448486970
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 18th, 2015

When Derek Jeter was eight years old, he announced that he was going to play baseball for the New York Yankees. Jeter earned the attention of major league scouts in high school and was drafted to the New York Yankees in 1992. Named Rookie of the Year, he helped the Yankees win the World Series five times, and became team captain in 2003.


Who Is Jeff Kinney? (Who Was?) By Patrick Kinney, Who HQ, John Hinderliter (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448486772
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 18th, 2015

Even as a kid, everyone thought Jeff Kinney was talented. People loved his drawings, and when he went to college, his comic strip Igdoof was so popular that it spread to other universities! Still, Jeff faced challenges. His cartoons were rejected by syndicates that claimed his art was unprofessional.


Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) By Dinah Brown, Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dinah Brown, Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448489377
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 11th, 2015

Malala Yousafzai was a girl who loved to learn but was told that girls would no longer be allowed to go to school. She wrote a blog that called attention to what was happening in her beautiful corner of Pakistan and realized that words can bring about change. She has continued to speak out for the right of all children to have an education. In 2014 she won the Nobel Peace Prize.


Who Is Richard Branson? (Who Was?) By Michael Burgan, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael Burgan, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448483153
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 11th, 2015

What would you do with a billion dollars? This question gets a definitive answer from billionaire Richard Branson: do everything! Born into a wealthy family in London, Branson suffered from dyslexia and was a poor student.


Who Was Edgar Allan Poe? (Who Was?) By Jim Gigliotti, Who HQ, Tim Foley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jim Gigliotti, Who HQ, Tim Foley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448483115
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 11th, 2015

Filled with broken hearts and black ravens, Edgar Allan Poe’s ghastly tales have delighted readers for centuries. Born in Boston in 1809, Poe was orphaned at age two. He was soon adopted by a Virginia family who worked as tombstone merchants. In 1827 he enlisted in the Army and subsequently failed out of West Point.


Who Was Jesse Owens? (Who Was?) By James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448483078
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 11th, 2015

At the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, track and field star Jesse Owens ran himself straight into international glory by winning four gold medals. But the life of Jesse Owens is much more than a sports story. Born in rural Alabama under the oppressive Jim Crow laws, Owens's family suffered many hardships.


Who Were the Brothers Grimm? (Who Was?) By Avery Reed, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Avery Reed, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448483146
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 11th, 2015

Known as the keepers of modern-day fairy tales, The Brothers Grimm are as legendary as their stories. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were born in 1780s Germany and were inseparable throughout their childhood. While pursuing their law degrees, the two became fascinated with folktales and folk songs.


Who Was Beatrix Potter? (Who Was?) By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Mike Lacey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Mike Lacey (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448483054
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 21st, 2015

Born into wealth in 1860’s London, Beatrix Potter always had a vivid imagination. Her early interests included natural history and archaeology, and Potter delighted in sketching fossils and fungi.


Who Was J. R. R. Tolkien? (Who Was?) By Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, Who HQ, Jonathan Moore (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448483023
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 21st, 2015

Best known for his epic Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien was born in British-occupied South Africa. His early life was full of action and adventure. Tolkien spent his childhood roaming the British countryside with his family and could read and write by age four.


Who Was Steve Irwin? (Who Was?) By Dina Anastasio, Who HQ, Jim Eldridge (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dina Anastasio, Who HQ, Jim Eldridge (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448488387
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Published: Penguin Workshop - May 19th, 2015

By popular demand, the 100th Who Was...? subject is Steve Irwin!


Who Was Mother Teresa? (Who Was?) By Jim Gigliotti, Who HQ, David Groff (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jim Gigliotti, Who HQ, David Groff (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448482996
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Published: Penguin Workshop - May 5th, 2015

Born a humble girl in what is now Albania, Agnes Bojaxhiu lived a charitable life. She pledged herself to a religious order at the age of 18 and chose the name Sister Teresa, after the patron saint of missionaries. While teaching in India, where famine and violence had devastated the poor, Teresa shed her habit and walked the streets of Calcutta tending to the needs of the destitute.


Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe? (Who Was?) By Dana Meachen Rau, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448483016
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Published: Penguin Workshop - April 21st, 2015

Born in Connecticut in 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe was an abolitionist, author, and playwright. Slavery was a major industry in the American South, and Stowe worked with the Underground Railroad to help escaped slaves head north towards freedom. The publication of her book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a scathing anti-slavery novel, fanned the flames that started the Civil War.


Who Was Jacques Cousteau? (Who Was?) By Nico Medina, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nico Medina, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448482347
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Published: Penguin Workshop - April 21st, 2015

Jacques Cousteau is the most famous and beloved name in the world of deep-sea exploration. Cousteau discovered his passion in 1938, when he first used a pair of goggles to dive off the coast of France. During his time as a French naval officer, he carried out many deep-sea experiments and improved upon early diving equipment.


Who Was Winston Churchill? (Who Was?) By Ellen Labrecque, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ellen Labrecque, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448483009
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Published: Penguin Workshop - April 21st, 2015

Born into aristocracy, Churchill cut his teeth as a young army officer in British India, the Sudan, and the Second Boer War. He rose in the ranks to First Lord of the Admiralty and was a staunch opponent of the encroaching German Nazis. Churchill served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.


Who Is Wayne Gretzky? (Who Was?) By Gail Herman, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gail Herman, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448483214
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 5th, 2015

After breaking or tying more than sixty records in hockey, it's no wonder that Wayne Gretzky is known as "The Great One." Born in Brantford, Ontario, on January 26, 1961, in a nation obsessed with the sport, he threw himself into the game practically from the time he first laced up a pair of skates.


Who Was Galileo? (Who Was?) By Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448479859
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 5th, 2015

Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit!


Who Was Jesus? (Who Was?) By Ellen Morgan, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ellen Morgan, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448483207
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 5th, 2015

This fascinating addition to the best-selling Who Was...? series does not settle questions of theology. Instead, it presents young readers with a biography that covers what is known historically about Jesus and places in his life in the context of his world when Jerusalem was part of the Roman Empire.


Who Was Robert Ripley? (Who Was?) By Kirsten Anderson, Who HQ, Tim Foley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kirsten Anderson, Who HQ, Tim Foley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448482989
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 5th, 2015

Enter a world of shrunken heads, mystic holy men, shriveled aliens, and bizarre relics in the delightfully odd tale of Robert Ripley. Born in California, Ripley began his career as a sports cartoonist. He went on to chronicle global records and oddities in his weekly column, Believe It Or Not!


Who Is Gloria Steinem? (Who Was?) By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Max Hergenrother (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Max Hergenrother (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448482385
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 26th, 2014

As a field reporter in the 1960s, Gloria Steinem worked hard to dig up important stories. She went undercover to expose the grim realities of gender inequality in America. As her message continued to grow, she became the spokeswoman of the women’s liberation movement and created the feminist publication, Ms. magazine.


Who Was Andy Warhol? (Who Was?) By Kirsten Anderson, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448482422
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 26th, 2014

Best known for his screen prints of soup cans and movie stars, this shy young boy from Pittsburgh shot to fame with his radical ideas of what “art” could be. Working in the aptly named “Factory,” Warhol’s paintings, movies, and eccentric lifestyle blurred the lines between pop culture and art, ushering in the Pop Art movement and, with it, a national obsession.


Who Was Betsy Ross? (Who Was?) By James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448482439
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 26th, 2014

Born the eighth of seventeen children in Philadelphia, Betsy Ross lived in a time when the American colonies were yearning for independence from British rule. Ross worked as a seamstress and was eager to contribute to the cause, making tents and repairing uniforms when the colonies declared war. By 1779 she was filling cartridges for the Continental Army. Did she sew the first flag?


Who Was Charles Dickens? (Who Was?) By Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, Who HQ, Mark Edward Geyer (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448479675
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 26th, 2014

As a child, Charles Dickens worked in a shoe polish factory where his gritty surroundings inspired some of the most memorable characters and settings in literary history. Known for his masterful storytelling in books like Oliver TwistGreat Expectations, and A Christmas Carol, Dickens toured the globe as one of the most famous people of his era.


Who Was Frederick Douglass? (Who Was?) By April Jones Prince, Who HQ, Robert Squier (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448479118
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 26th, 2014

Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, Frederick Douglass was determined to gain freedom--and once he realized that knowledge was power, he secretly learned to read and write to give himself an advantage. After escaping to the North in 1838, as a free man he gave powerful speeches about his experience as a slave.


Who Was Sitting Bull? (Who Was?) By Stephanie Spinner, Who HQ, Jim Eldridge (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448479651
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 26th, 2014

No one knew the boy they called “Jumping Badger” would grow to become a great leader. Born on the banks of the Yellowstone River, Sitting Bull, as he was later called, was tribal chief and holy man of the Lakota Sioux tribe in a time of fierce conflict with the United States.


Who Was Stan Lee? (Who Was?) By Geoff Edgers, Who HQ, John Hinderliter (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Geoff Edgers, Who HQ, John Hinderliter (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448482361
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 26th, 2014

Stanley Lieber was just seventeen when he got his first job at Timely Comics in 1939. Since then, the man now known as Stan Lee has launched a comic book empire, made Marvel Comics a household name, and created iconic superheroes such as Iron Man, Spider-Man, and the Fantastic Four.


Who Was Alfred Hitchcock? (Who Was?) By Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, Who HQ, Jonathan Moore (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448482378
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 4th, 2014

Known as one of the most influential filmmakers of all time, Alfred Hitchcock’s unique vision in movies like Psycho and The Birds sent shivers down our spines and shockwaves through the film industry. His innovative camera techniques have been studied for decades and his gift for storytelling cemented his place in history.


Who Was Genghis Khan? (Who Was?) By Nico Medina, Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nico Medina, Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448482606
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 4th, 2014

Named Temujin at birth by his nomadic family in early Mongolia, the great Genghis Khan used his skill and cunning to create the Mongol Empire and conquer almost the entire continent of Asia. As ruler of the largest empire in human history, he was as respected as he was feared. Learn more about the man and the legend in Who Was Genghis Khan?


Who Was Gandhi? (Who Was?) By Dana Meachen Rau, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dana Meachen Rau, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448482354
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Published: Penguin Workshop - November 13th, 2014

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in British-occupied India. Though he studied law in London and spent his early adulthood in South Africa, he remained devoted to his homeland and spent the later part of his life working to make India an independent nation.


Who Was Isaac Newton? (Who Was?) By Janet B. Pascal, Who HQ, Tim Foley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Janet B. Pascal, Who HQ, Tim Foley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448479132
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 30th, 2014

Isaac Newton was always a loner, preferring to spend his time contemplating the mysteries of the universe. When the plague broke out in London in 1665 he was forced to return home from college. It was during this period of so much death, that Newton gave life to some of the most important theories in modern science, including gravity and the laws of motion.


Who Was Julius Caesar? (Who Was?) By Nico Medina, Who HQ, Tim Foley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nico Medina, Who HQ, Tim Foley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448480831
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 30th, 2014

He came. He saw. He conquered. Julius Caesar was a force to be reckoned with as a savvy politician, an impressive orator, and a brave soldier. Born in Rome in 100 BC, he quickly climbed the ladder of Roman politics, making allies--and enemies--along the way. His victories in battle awarded him the support of the people, but flush from power, he named himself dictator for life.


Who Was Rachel Carson? (Who Was?) By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448479590
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 30th, 2014

Though she grew up in rural Pennsylvania, Rachel Carson dreamed of the sea. In 1936 she began work with the Bureau of Fisheries and soon after published Under the Sea Wind, her first of many nature books. Her 1962 bestseller, Silent Spring, sent shockwaves through the country and warned of the dangers of DDT and other pesticides.


Who Was Susan B. Anthony? (Who Was?) By Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, Who HQ, Mike Lacey (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448479637
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 30th, 2014

Susan B. Anthony may be an international icon but her campaign for women’s rights had personal roots. Working as a school teacher in New York, Anthony refused to settle for less pay than her male colleagues which ignited her lifelong devotion to women’s equality.


Who Was Roberto Clemente? (Who Was?) By James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448479613
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Published: Penguin Workshop - September 25th, 2014

Growing up the youngest of seven children in Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente had a talent for baseball.


Who Was Henry Ford? (Who Was?) By Michael Burgan, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael Burgan, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448479576
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 28th, 2014

Born on a small farm in rural Michigan, Henry Ford’s humble beginnings were no match for his ambition. Ford quickly created a manufacturing dynasty, bringing affordable cars to the masses and forever changing America and the American workplace.


Who Was Marie Curie? (Who Was?) By Megan Stine, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Megan Stine, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448478968
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 7th, 2014

Born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the two soon married, forming one of the most famous scientific partnerships in history. Together they discovered two elements and won a Nobel Prize in 1903.


Who Was Clara Barton? (Who Was?) By Stephanie Spinner, Who HQ, David Groff (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stephanie Spinner, Who HQ, David Groff (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448479538
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 24th, 2014

Clarissa “Clara” Barton was a shy girl who grew up to become a teacher, nurse, and humanitarian.  At a time when few women worked outside the home, she became the first woman to hold a government job, as a patent clerk in Washington, DC.


Who Was Muhammad Ali? (Who Was?) By James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448479552
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 24th, 2014

Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. won the world heavyweight championship at the age of 22, the same year he joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. He would go on to become the first and only three-time (in succession) World Heavyweight Champion.


Who Was Queen Victoria? (Who Was?) By Jim Gigliotti, Who HQ, Max Hergenrother (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448481821
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 10th, 2014

Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian Era, a period of industrial, cultural, scientific, and political change that was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire.  But Victoria was raised under close supervision and near isolation until she became Queen of the United Kingdom at the young age of 18.


Who Was Robert E. Lee? (Who Was?) By Bonnie Bader, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bonnie Bader, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448479095
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 26th, 2014

Robert E. Lee seemed destined for greatness. His father was a Revolutionary War hero and at West Point he graduated second in his class! In 1861, when the Southern states seceded from the Union, Lee was offered the opportunity to command the Union forces. However, even though he was against the war, his loyalty to his home state of Virginia wouldn’t let him fight for the North.


Who Was Ulysses S. Grant? (Who Was?) By Megan Stine, Who HQ, Mark Edward Geyer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Megan Stine, Who HQ, Mark Edward Geyer (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448478944
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 26th, 2014

Ulysses S. Grant certainly does not have the typical war hero “back story.” Although a graduate of West Point, he never wanted to be a soldier and was terrified when he first saw battle. However, during the Civil War, after many Northern generals failed to deliver decisive victories, U.S. Grant rose to what the times required.


Who Is George Lucas? (Who Was?) By Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448479477
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Published: Penguin Workshop - May 1st, 2014

As a child his passions were comics and cars, but George Lucas grew up to be one of the most successful filmmakers of all time.  He is a producer, screenwriter, director and entrepreneur whose company Lucasfilms pioneered the movie effects that changed the world of animation.


Who Was Bruce Lee? (Who Was?) By Jim Gigliotti, Who HQ, John Hinderliter (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448479491
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Published: Penguin Workshop - May 1st, 2014

Bruce Lee was a Chinese American action film star, martial arts instructor, filmmaker, and philosopher.


Who Was Theodore Roosevelt? (Who Was?) By Michael Burgan, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael Burgan, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448479453
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Published: Penguin Workshop - May 1st, 2014

He was only 42 years old when he was sworn in as President of the United States in 1901, making TR the youngest president ever.  But did you know that he was also the first sitting president to win the Nobel Peace Prize? The first to ride in a car? The first to fly in an airplane?


Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?) By James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, Tim Foley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, Tim Foley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448479514
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Published: Penguin Workshop - May 1st, 2014

As young boys, Orville and Wilbur Wright loved all things mechanical.  As young men, they gained invaluable skills essential for their success by working with printing presses, bicycles, motors, and any sort of machinery they could get their hands on.  As adults, the brothers worked together to invent, build, and fly the world’s first successful airplane.


Who Is Dolly Parton? (Who Was?) By True Kelley, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By True Kelley, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448478920
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Published: Penguin Workshop - April 3rd, 2014

Born in a little cabin in Tennessee, Dolly Parton always dreamed big, and she was right to! She wrote her first song at age five and became a country music star by the time she was in her early twenties. Of course, her success didn't stop there.


Who Was Louis Braille? (Who Was?) By Margaret Frith, Who HQ, Robert Squier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Margaret Frith, Who HQ, Robert Squier (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448479033
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Published: Penguin Workshop - March 13th, 2014

Louis Braille certainly wasn't your average teenager. Blind from the age of four, he was only fifteen when in 1824 he invented a reading system that converted printed words into columns of raised dots. Through touch, Braille opened the world of books to the sightless, and almost two hundred years later, no one has ever improved upon his simple, brilliant idea.


Who Was Abigail Adams? (Who Was?) By True Kelley, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By True Kelley, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448478906
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 23rd, 2014

Abigail Adams was a strong woman far ahead of her time. She urged her husband, President John Adams, to "remember the ladies" and despite having no formal education herself, she later advocated for equal education in public schools for both boys and girls. She was also the first First Lady to live in the White House!


Who Was Nelson Mandela? (Who Was?) By Pam Pollack, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Pam Pollack, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448479330
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 9th, 2014

As a child he dreamt of changing South Africa; as a man he changed the world.  Nelson Mandela spent his life battling apartheid and championing a peaceful revolution.  He spent twenty-seven years in prison and emerged as the inspiring leader of the new South Africa.  He became the country’s first black president and went on to live his dream of change.  This is an importa


Who Is Steven Spielberg? (Who Was?) By Stephanie Spinner, Who HQ, Daniel Mather (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448479354
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 26th, 2013

While other kids played sports, Steven Spielberg was writing scripts and figuring out camera angles.  He went from entertaining his Boy Scout troop with home movies to amazing audiences around the world with epic blockbusters.


Who Was Ernest Shackleton? (Who Was?) By James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, Max Hergenrother (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448479316
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 26th, 2013

As a boy he preferred reading sea stories to doing homework and, at age 16, became an apprentice seaman. Subsequently, Ernest Shackleton’s incredible journeys to the South Pole in the early 1900s made him one of the most famous explorers of modern times.  His courage in the face of dangerous conditions and unforeseeable tragedies reveal the great leader that he was.


Who Was Frida Kahlo? (Who Was?) By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448479385
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 26th, 2013

You can always recognize a painting by Kahlo because she is in nearly all--with her black braided hair and colorful Mexican outfits. A brave woman who was an invalid most of her life, she transformed herself into a living work of art.


Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder? (Who Was?) By Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, Tim Foley (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448467061
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 26th, 2013

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, based on her own childhood and later life, are still beloved classics almost a century after she began writing them. Now young readers will see just how similar Laura's true-life story was to her books. Born in 1867 in the "Big Woods" in Wisconsin, Laura experienced both the hardship and the adventure of living on the frontier.


Who Was Milton Hershey? (Who Was?) By James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448479361
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 26th, 2013

Discover the man behind the chocolate bar!


Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? (Who Was?) By Bonnie Bader, Who HQ, David Groff (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bonnie Bader, Who HQ, David Groff (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448464602
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 31st, 2013

Did you know that Bell's amazing invention--the telephone--stemmed from his work on teaching the deaf? Both his mother and wife were deaf. Or, did you know that in later years he refused to have a telephone in his study? Bell's story will fascinate young readers interested in the early history of modern technology!


Who Was Davy Crockett? (Who Was?) By Gail Herman, Who HQ, Robert Squier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gail Herman, Who HQ, Robert Squier (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448467047
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 3rd, 2013

Davy Crockett, the King of the Wild Frontier, is a man of legend. He is said to have killed his first bear when he was three years old. His smile alone killed another, and he skinned a bear by forcing him to run between two trees. Fact or fiction? Find out the real story of this folk hero, who did love to hunt bears, served as a congressman for Tennessee, and fought and died at the Alamo.


Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) By Megan Stine, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Megan Stine, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448478630
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 15th, 2013

Born into a close knit family in Chicago, Michelle Robinson was a star student who graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law. Then in 1992, she married another promising young lawyer and the rest, as they say, is history.


Who Is Bob Dylan? (Who Was?) By Jim O'Connor, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jim O'Connor, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448464619
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 27th, 2013

A Nobel Prize-winning singer-songwriter, musician, and artist, Bob Dylan is an American icon. In the past five decades, Dylan's work has influenced everyone from John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, and David Bowie to rapper Eminem. Young music lovers will be fascinated by this great artist's life!


Who Was Christopher Columbus? (Who Was?) By Bonnie Bader, Who HQ, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bonnie Bader, Who HQ, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448463339
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 27th, 2013

Learn all about Christopher Columbus' early life at sea, which led him to seek fortune by sailing west in hopes of creating new trade routes with the Indies. Kids will read about why he called himself the "Great Admirald of the Seas" and learn of all his struggles to find finacial support for his voyage.


Who Was Maurice Sendak? (Who Was?) By Janet B. Pascal, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448465005
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 27th, 2013

It seems entirely fitting that Maurice Sendak was born on the same day that Mickey Mouse first made his cartoon debut--June 10, 1928. Sendak was crazy about cartoons and comic books, and at twelve, after seeing Disney's Fantasia, he decided that he was going to become an illustrator.


Who Was Sally Ride? (Who Was?) By Megan Stine, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Megan Stine, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448466873
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Published: Penguin Workshop - May 16th, 2013

In 1978, Sally Ride, a PhD candidate at Standford University, responded to a newspaper ad to join the US astronaut program. She was accepted and became the first American woman astronaut to fly in space!


Who Is Bill Gates? (Who Was?) By Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448463322
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Published: Penguin Workshop - March 21st, 2013

Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington, in 1955, is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. In this Who Was...? biography, children will learn of Gates' childhood passion for computer technology, which led him to revolutionize personal computers.


Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448461922
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Published: Penguin Workshop - November 8th, 2012

A life in the wild!


Who Was Roald Dahl? (Who Was?) By True Kelley, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By True Kelley, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448461465
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 30th, 2012

Just in time for Roahl Dahl Month!


Who Is J.K. Rowling? (Who Was?) By Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448458724
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 2nd, 2012

Everyone loves Harry Potter. Now kids can learn about Harry's creator!


Who Was Steve Jobs? (Who Was?) By Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448462110
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Published: Penguin Workshop - March 29th, 2012

Steve Jobs, adopted in infancy by a family in San Francisco, packed a lot of life into fifty-six short years. In this Who Was…? biography, children will learn how his obsession with computers and technology at an early age led him to co-found and run Apple, in addition to turning Pixar into a ground-breaking animation studio.


Who Was Babe Ruth? (Who Was?) By Joan Holub, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joan Holub, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448455860
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 5th, 2012

Just in time for baseball season!


Who Was Paul Revere? (Who Was?) By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448457154
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Published: Penguin Workshop - September 1st, 2011

In 1775, Paul Revere of Boston made his now-famous horseback ride warning colonists of an impending attack by the British. This event went largely unnoticed in history until Longfellow celebrated it in a poem in 1861. So who was Paul Revere? In addition to being an American patriot, he was a skilled silversmith and made false teeth from hippo tusks!


Who Was Dr. Seuss? (Who Was?) By Janet B. Pascal, Who HQ, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448455853
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 7th, 2011

Ted Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. He often threw dinner parties where guests wore outrageous hats! And he donned quirky hats when thinking up ideas for books- like his classic The Cat in the Hat. This biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout, brings an amazingly gifted author/illustrator to life.


Who Was Jackie Robinson? (Who Was?) By Gail Herman, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gail Herman, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448455570
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 23rd, 2010

As a kid, Jackie Robinson loved sports. And why not? He was a natural at football, basketball, and, of course, baseball. But beyond athletic skill, it was his strength of character that secured his place in sports history. In 1947 Jackie joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the long-time color barrier in major league baseball.


Who Was Rosa Parks? (Who Was?) By Yona Zeldis McDonough, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448454429
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 23rd, 2010

In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." This biography has black-and-white illustrations throughout.


Who Was Jim Henson? (Who Was?) By Joan Holub, Who HQ, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joan Holub, Who HQ, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448454061
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 8th, 2010

Jim Henson broke into television with a five-minute puppetry segment when he was only a freshman in college. He created puppets like none ever seen before, with expressive fabric faces and rod-controlled arms. His Muppets became world-renowned celebrities and formed the backbone of a media empire.


Who Was Franklin Roosevelt? (Who Was?) By Margaret Frith, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Margaret Frith, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 7th, 2010

Although polio left him wheelchair bound, Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office during the Great Depression and served as president during World War II. Elected four times, he spent thirteen years in the White House. How he led the country through tremendously difficult problems, much like the ones facing America today, makes for a timely and engrossing biography.


Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448453309
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 24th, 2009

As the world now knows, Barack Obama has made history as our first African-American president. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography is perfect for primary graders looking for a longer, fuller life story than is found in the author's bestselling beginning reader Barack Obama: United States President.


Who Was Pablo Picasso? (Who Was?) By True Kelley, Who HQ, True Kelley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By True Kelley, Who HQ, True Kelley (Illustrator)
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 29th, 2009

Over a long, turbulent life, Picasso continually discovered new ways of seeing the world and translating it into art. A restless genius, he went through a blue period, a rose period, and a Cubist phase. He made collages, sculptures out of everyday objects, and beautiful ceramic plates. True Kelley's engaging biography is a wonderful introduction to modern art.


Who Was Claude Monet? (Who Was?) By Ann Waldron, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ann Waldron, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448449852
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 23rd, 2009

Claude Monet is considered one of the most influential artists of all time. He is a founder of the French Impressionist art movement, and today his paintings sell for millions of dollars. While Monet was alive, however, his work was often criticized and he struggled financially. With over one hundred black-and-white illustrations, this book unveils a true portrait of the artist!


Who Was Walt Disney? (Who Was?) By Whitney Stewart, Who HQ, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448450520
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Published: Penguin Workshop - April 16th, 2009

Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. Often it got him into trouble. Once he painted pictures with tar on the side of his family's white house. His family was poor, and the happiest time of his childhood was spent living on a farm in Missouri. His affection for small-town life is reflected in Disneyland Main Streets around the world.


Who Was George Washington? (Who Was?) By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, True Kelley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, True Kelley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448448923
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 8th, 2009

In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. He has been called the father of our country for leading America through its early years. Washington also served in two major wars during his lifetime: the French and Indian War and the American Revolution.


Who Was Abraham Lincoln? (Who Was?) By Janet B. Pascal, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Janet B. Pascal, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
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Published: Penguin Workshop - November 20th, 2008

Born to a family of farmers, Lincoln stood out from an early age—literally! (He was six feet four inches tall.) As sixteenth President of the United States, he guided the nation through the Civil War and saw the abolition of slavery. But Lincoln was tragically shot one night at Ford’s Theater—the first President to be assassinated.


Who Was Neil Armstrong? (Who Was?) By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448449074
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 2nd, 2008

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and, to an audience of over 450 million people, proclaimed his step a "giant leap for mankind." This Eagle Scout built his own model planes as a little boy and then grew up to be a test pilot for experimental aircraft before becoming an astronaut. Over 80 black-and-white illustrations bring Armstrong's story to life.


Who Was Queen Elizabeth I? (Who Was?) By June Eding, Who HQ, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
By June Eding, Who HQ, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448448398
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 3rd, 2008

Our bestselling series is fit for a queen!

The life of Queen Elizabeth I was dramatic and dangerous: cast out of her father's court at the age of three and imprisoned at nineteen, Elizabeth was crowned queen in 1558, when she was only twenty-five.


Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? (Who Was?) By Bonnie Bader, Who HQ, Elizabeth Wolf (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bonnie Bader, Who HQ, Elizabeth Wolf (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448447230
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 27th, 2007

The story of one of the most influential civil rights activist of our time. 


Who Was Elvis Presley? (Who Was?) By Geoff Edgers, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Geoff Edgers, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448446424
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 16th, 2007

Put on your blue suede shoes and get ready for another addition to the Who Was…? series! The King could not have come from humbler origins: Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, during the Depression, he grew up with the blues music of the rural South, the gospel music of local churches, and the country-western classics. But he forged a sound all his own—and a look that was all his own, too.


Who Was Marco Polo? (Who Was?) By Joan Holub, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joan Holub, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448445403
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 5th, 2007

Marco Polo was seventeen when he set out for China . . . and forty-one when he came back! More than seven hundred years ago, Marco Polo traveled from the medieval city of Venice to the fabled kingdom of the great Kublai Khan, seeing new sights and riches that no Westerner had ever before witnessed. But did Marco Polo experience the things he wrote about . . . or was it all made-up?


Who Was Anne Frank? (Who Was?) By Ann Abramson, Who HQ, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ann Abramson, Who HQ, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator)
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 18th, 2007

In her amazing diary, Anne Frank revealed the challenges and dreams common for any young girl. But Hitler brought her childhood to an end and forced her and her family into hiding. Who Was Anne Frank? looks closely at Anne’s life before the secret annex, what life was like in hiding, and the legacy of her diary.


Who Was William Shakespeare? (Who Was?) By Celeste Mannis, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Celeste Mannis, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448439044
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 28th, 2006

The beloved plays of Shakespeare are still produced everywhere, yet the life of the world's most famous playwright remains largely a mystery. Young Will left the town of Stratford to pursue theater in London, where his work eventually thrived and made him a famous and wealthy man.


Who Was Daniel Boone? (Who Was?) By S. A. Kramer, Who HQ, George Ulrich (Illustrator) Cover Image
By S. A. Kramer, Who HQ, George Ulrich (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448439020
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Published: Penguin Workshop - September 7th, 2006

Called the "Great Pathfinder", Daniel Boone is most famous for opening up the West to settlers through Kentucky. A symbol of America's pioneering spirit Boone was a skilled outdoorsman and an avid reader although he never attended school. Sydelle Kramer skillfully recounts Boone's many adventures such as the day he rescued his own daughter from kidnappers.


Who Was King Tut? (Who Was?) By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, True Kelley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, True Kelley (Illustrator)
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Published: Penguin Workshop - March 2nd, 2006

Ever since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt. Now, a two-and-a-half-year-long museum exhibit of Tut’s treasures is touring major cities in the U.S., drawing record crowds. This Who Was . . . ?


Who Were the Beatles? (Who Was?) By Geoff Edgers, Who HQ, Jeremy Tugeau (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Geoff Edgers, Who HQ, Jeremy Tugeau (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448439068
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 5th, 2006

Almost everyone can sing along with the Beatles, but how many young readers know their whole story?  Geoff Edgers, a Boston Globe reporter and hard-core Beatles fan, brings the Fab Four to life in this Who Was...? book.  Readers will learn about their childhoods in Liverpool, their first forays into rock music, what Beatlemania was like, and why they broke up.  It


Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? (Who Was?) By Margaret Frith, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Margaret Frith, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 29th, 2005

One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison’s inventions, which include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the movie camera.


Who Was Johnny Appleseed? (Who Was?) By Joan Holub, Who HQ, Anna DiVito (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joan Holub, Who HQ, Anna DiVito (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448439686
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Published: Penguin Workshop - September 8th, 2005

The perfect biography to "bite into" at the start of a new school year! Children are sure to be fascinated by the eccentric and legendary Johnny Appleseed, a man who is best known for bringing apple trees to the midwest. Over John Chapman’s lifetime, he saw the country grow and start to spread westward.


Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? (Who Was?) By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, True Kelley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, True Kelley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448443010
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Published: Penguin Workshop - September 8th, 2005

Leonardo da Vinci was a gifted painter, talented musician, and dedicated scientist and inventor, designing flying machines, submarines, and even helicopters.  Yet he had a hard time finishing things, a problem anyone can relate to.  Only thirteen paintings are known to be his; as for the illustrated encyclopedia he intended to create, all that he left were thousands of disorganized noteb


Who Was Charles Darwin? (Who Was?) By Deborah Hopkinson, Who HQ, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Workshop - May 19th, 2005

As a young boy, Charles Darwin hated school and was often scolded forconducting “useless” experiments. Yet his passion for the natural world was so strong that he suffered through terrible seasickness during his five-year voyage aboard The Beagle.


Who Was Louis Armstrong? (Who Was?) By Yona Zeldis McDonough, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 29th, 2004

If not for a stint in reform school, young Louis Armstrong might never have become a musician. It was a teacher at the Colored Waifs Home who gave him a cornet, promoted him to band leader, and saw talent in the tough kid from the even tougher New Orleans neighborhood called Storyville.


Who Was John F. Kennedy? (Who Was?) By Yona Zeldis McDonough, Who HQ, Jill Weber (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 29th, 2004

The man who saved the lives of his PT-109 crewmen during WWII and became the 35th president fought-and won-his first battle at the age of two-and-a-half, when he was stricken with scarlet fever. Although his presidency was cut short, our nation's youngest elected leader left an indelible mark on the American consciousness and now is profiled in our Who Was...? series.


Who Was Ronald Reagan? (Who Was?) By Joyce Milton, Who HQ, Elizabeth Wolf (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joyce Milton, Who HQ, Elizabeth Wolf (Illustrator)
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 29th, 2004

From his childhood in rural Illinois to moviemaking days in Hollywood and on to a career in politics that took him all the way to the Oval Office, Ronald Reagan kept an abiding faith in America and in what our country stood for. The oldest president ever, he survived a near-fatal assassination attempt and lived to be 93.


Who Was Ferdinand Magellan? (Who Was?) By S. A. Kramer, Who HQ Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 3rd, 2004

When Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain in 1519, he believed he could get to the Spice Islands by sailing west through or around the New World. He was right, but what he didn't know was that the treacherous voyage would take him three years and cost him his life.


Who Was Mark Twain? (Who Was?) By April Jones Prince, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448433196
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Published: Penguin Workshop - May 24th, 2004

A humorist, narrator, and social observer, Mark Twain is unsurpassed in American literature. Best known as the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, not unlike his protagonist, Huck, has a restless spirit. He found adventure prospecting for silver in Nevada, navigating steamboats down the Mississippi, and making people laugh around the world.


Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? (Who Was?) By Gare Thompson, Who HQ, Elizabeth Wolf (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gare Thompson, Who HQ, Elizabeth Wolf (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448435091
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 5th, 2004

For a long time, the main role of First Ladies was to act as hostesses of the White House...until Eleanor Roosevelt.  Born in 1884, Eleanor was not satisfied to just be a glorified hostess for her husband, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Eleanor had a voice, and she used it to speak up against poverty and racism.  She had experience and knowledge of many issues, and fough


Who Was Helen Keller? (Who Was?) By Gare Thompson, Who HQ, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gare Thompson, Who HQ, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator)
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 25th, 2003

At age two, Helen Keller became deaf and blind. She lived in a world of silence and darkness and she spent the rest of her life struggling to break through it. But with the help of teacher Annie Sullivan, Helen learned to read, write, and do many amazing things. This inspiring illustrated biography is perfect for young middle-grade readers.


Who Was Thomas Jefferson? (Who Was?) By Dennis Brindell Fradin, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448431451
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 28th, 2003

Did you know that John Adams had to coax Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence? It's true. The shy Virginia statesman refused at first, but then went on to author one of our nation's most important and inspiring documents. The third U.S.


Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? (Who Was?) By Yona Zeldis McDonough, Who HQ, Carrie Robbins (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448431048
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Published: Penguin Workshop - April 28th, 2003

Born in Austria in 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his first piece of music, a minuet, when he was just five years old! Soon after, he was performing for kings and emperors. Although he died at the young age of thirty-five, Mozart left a legacy of more than 600 works.


Who Was Amelia Earhart? (Who Was?) By Kate Boehm Jerome, Who HQ, David Cain (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Boehm Jerome, Who HQ, David Cain (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448428567
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Published: Penguin Workshop - November 11th, 2002

Amelia Earhart was a woman of many "firsts." In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1935, she also became the first woman to fly across the Pacific. From her early years to her mysterious 1937 disappearance while attempting a flight around the world, readers will find Amelia Earhart's life a fascinating story.


Who Was Harry Houdini? (Who Was?) By Tui Sutherland, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tui Sutherland, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448426860
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 22nd, 2002

Every kid has heard of Harry Houdini, the famous magician who could escape from handcuffs, jail cells, and locked trunks. But do they know that the ever-ambitious and adventurous Houdini was also a famous movie star and the first pilot to fly a plane in Australia?


Who Was Maria Tallchief? (Who Was?) By Catherine Gourley, Who HQ, Val Paul Taylor (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 22nd, 2002

Born in 1925, Maria Tallchief spent part of her childhood on an Osage reservation in Oklahoma. With the support of her family and world-renowned choreographer George Balanchine, she rose to the top of her art form to become America's first prima ballerina. Black-and-white illustrations provide visual sidebars to the history of ballet while taking readers through the life of this amazing dancer.


Who Was Albert Einstein? (Who Was?) By Jess Brallier, Who HQ, Robert Andrew Parker (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448424965
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 18th, 2002

Everyone has heard of Albert Einstein-but what exactly did he do? How much do kids really know about Albert Einstein besides the funny hair and genius label? For instance, do they know that he was expelled from school as a kid? Finally, here's the story of Albert Einstein's life, told in a fun, engaging way that clearly explores the world he lived in and changed.


Who Was Annie Oakley? (Who Was?) By Stephanie Spinner, Who HQ, Larry Day (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stephanie Spinner, Who HQ, Larry Day (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448424972
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 18th, 2002

You want girl power? Meet Annie Oakley! Born in 1860, she became one of the best-loved and most famous women of her generation. She amazed audiences all over the world with her sharpshooting, horse-riding, action-packed performances. In an age when most women stayed home, she traveled the world and forged a new image for American women.


Who Was Ben Franklin? (Who Was?) By Dennis Brindell Fradin, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448424958
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 18th, 2002

Ben Franklin was the scientist who, with the help of a kite, discovered that lightning is electricity. He was also a statesman, an inventor, a printer, and an author-a man of such amazingly varied talents that some people claimed he had magical powers! Full of all the details kids will want to know, the true story of Benjamin Franklin is by turns sad and funny, but always honest and awe-inspiring.


Who Was Sacagawea? (Who Was?) By Judith Bloom Fradin, Dennis Brindell Fradin, Who HQ, Val Paul Taylor (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 18th, 2002

Sacagawea was only sixteen when she made one of the most remarkable journeys in American history, traveling 4500 miles by foot, canoe, and horse-all while carrying a baby on her back! Without her, the Lewis and Clark expedition might have failed.