Synopses & Reviews
Inspired by his nearly-deaf mother and a father who developed a visible alphabet” of all the possible sounds a human being can make, Alexander Graham Bell spent the greater part of his life trying to improve the way people communicated with one another. It was this desire that led him to create his most famous invention, the telephone, and turned him into one of the most well-known names of all time. Young readers will find themselves fascinated by this in-depth look at Bells life and times; his journey from compassionate teacher to master inventor; his successby just a dayin becoming the first to patent his new creation; and his other, less celebrated, but important achievements.
Who was Susan B. Anthonyand#8212;what did she stand for, why was she arrested, and how did she fight for women's right to vote? And did she ever see her dream of woman's suffrage come true? From the first women's rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York, to the enactment of the 19th Amendment, this lively chronicle introduces Anthony and the American suffragist movement.
About the Author
Mary Kay Carson is an award-winning children's nonfiction author who has written more than 40 books for kids about wildlife, space, weather, nature, and history. Her many books in the Good Question series include Did It Really Start with a Snowball Fight?
, How Many Planets Circle the Sun?
, How Strong Is an Ant?
, What Makes a Tornado Twist?
, What Sank the World's Biggest Ship?
, What Was Your Dream, Dr. King?
, and Why Does Earth Spin?
For the Sterling Biographies series, she wrote Alexander Graham Bell: Giving Voice to the World
. Mary Kay gives presentations at schools about writing and her books. She lives in Cincinnati, OH. For more information go to: marykaycarson.com