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  • Who Was Nelson Mandela?
    Penguin Random House

    Who Was Nelson Mandela?

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    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 p...

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  • Who Was Jesse Owens?
    Penguin Random House

    Who Was Jesse Owens?

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    At the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, track and field star Jesse Owens ran himself straight into international glory by winning four gold medals. But...

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  • Who Was Gandhi?
    Penguin Random House

    Who Was Gandhi?

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    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in British-occupied India. Though he studied law in London and spent his early adulthood in South Afric...

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  • Who Was Bruce Lee?
    Penguin Random House

    Who Was Bruce Lee?

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    Bruce Lee was a Chinese American action film star, martial arts instructor, filmmaker, and philosopher. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films ...

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  • Who Is Oprah Winfrey?
    Penguin Random House

    Who is Oprah Winfrey?

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    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.We all kno...

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  • Who Was Muhammad Ali?
    Penguin Random House

    Who Was Muhammad Ali?

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    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 na...

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  • Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt?
    Penguin Random House

    Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt?

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    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...

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  • Who Was Claude Monet?
    Penguin Random House

    Who Was Claude Monet?

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    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...

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  • Who Was Ben Franklin?
    Penguin Random House

    Who Was Ben Franklin?

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    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 prin...

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  • Who Is the Dalai Lama?
    Penguin Random House

    Who Is the Dalai Lama?

    $5.99

    Get to know the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader and one of the most popular world leaders today.Two-year-old Lhamo Thondup never imagined he w...

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  • Who Is Steven Spielberg?
    Penguin Random House

    Who is Steven Spielberg?

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    While other kids played sports, Steven Spielberg was writing scripts and figuring out camera angles.  He went from entertaining his Boy Scout troop...

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  • Who Is Sonia Sotomayor?
    Penguin Random House

    Who is Sonia Sotomayor?

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    The truly inspiring story of the first Latina Supreme Court Justice.Outspoken, energetic, and fun, Sonia Sotomayor has managed to turn every strugg...

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  • Who Was Babe Ruth?
    Penguin Random House

    Who Was Babe Ruth?

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    Just in time for baseball season! Babe Ruth came from a poor Baltimore family and, as a kid, he was a handful. It was at a reform school that Babe...

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  • Who Is Pope Francis?
    Penguin Random House

    Who is Pope Francis?

    $5.99

    Follow the amazing journey of Pope Francis, whose warmth and humility have made him beloved around the world.Jorge Mario Bergoglio, aka Pope Franci...

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  • Who Is Michelle Obama?
    Penguin Random House

    Who is Michelle Obama?

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    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 marr...

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  • Who Is Malala Yousafzai?
    Penguin Random House

    Who Is Malala Yousafzai?

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    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 att...

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  • Who Is Judy Blume?
    Penguin Random House

    Who Is Judy Blume?

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

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  • Who Is Hillary Clinton?
    Penguin Random House

    Who is Hillary Clinton?

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    Who Is Hillary Clinton? Readers of our New York Times best-selling series can find out now!At age fourteen, Hillary Clinton thought it would be thr...

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  • Who Was Franklin Roosevelt?
    Penguin Random House

    Who is Franklin Roosevelt?

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    Although polio left him wheelchair bound, Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office during the Great Depression and served as president during World Wa...

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  • Who Is Bono?
    Penguin Random House

    Who is Bono?

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    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 ...

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  • Who Is Bill Gates?
    Penguin Random House

    Who is Bill Gates?

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    Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington, in 1955, is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. In this Who Was...? biogra...

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