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Who Was Albert Einstein? (Who Was?) 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 Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By James Buckley, 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 Are Venus and Serena Williams? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By James Buckley, Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator)
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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 Ruth Bader Ginsburg? (Who Was?) 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, well, now that famous face graces the cover of our latest Who Is? title.


Who Was George Washington? (Who Was?) 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.


The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition Cover Image
By Anne Frank, Otto M. Frank (Editor), Mirjam Pressler (Editor), Susan Massotty (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780553577129
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Published: Bantam - February 3rd, 1997

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has since become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. 


Who Was Charles Darwin? (Who Was?) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448437644
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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 John F. Kennedy? (Who Was?) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448437439
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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 Abraham Lincoln? (Who Was?) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448448862
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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 Steve Jobs? (Who Was?) 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.


The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250024602
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Published: Square Fish - February 19th, 2013

New York Times bestselling author, Newbery Honor recipient, and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin presents both the heroism and the treachery of one of the Revolutionary War's most infamous players in his biography of Benedict Arnold.

Winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction


DK Life Stories: Jane Goodall Cover Image
By Charlotte Ager (Illustrator), Libby Romero
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ISBN: 9781465483973
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Published: DK Children - August 13th, 2019

In this kids' biography, discover the inspiring story of Jane Goodall, whose work with chimpanzees changed the way we understand animals and ourselves.


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