This Who Is (Who Was) Series includes the following 10 books: Who Was George Washington, Who Was Frederick Douglas, Who Was Neil Armstrong, Who Was Ronald Reagan, Who Was Thomas Jefferson, Who Was Marco Polo, Who Was Walt Disney, Who Was Ferdinand Magellan, Who Was Helen Keller, and Who Is Barack Obama?
A series of illustrated biographies for young readers featuring significant historical figures, including artists, scientists, presidents, inventors, etc.
Who Was George Washinton: 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. With over 100 black-and-white illustrations, Washington’s fascinating story comes to life – revealing the real man, not just the face on the dollar bill!
Who Was Frederick Douglas: 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. He was so impressive that he became a friend of President Abraham Lincoln, as well as one of the most famous abolitionists of the nineteenth century.