ebook ∣ Biographies of the 20th Century
By Anne Schraff
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Guided by Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential people, this series of 64-page biographies focuses on the leaders, scientists, and icons who shaped our world. These people, many from very humble beginnings, changed how the world works. Each biography includes a glossary, timeline, and illustrations. An individual guide for each title provides reproducible activities to extend the text. Rosa Parks grew up in the strongly segregated Southern United States. One day, she'd had enough. She would not give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus and was taken to jail. This act inspired the movement for equal rights in the U.S. Find out how this quiet, modest woman had a strong impact on the world. Learn about her struggle to fight for what was right.