Synopses & Reviews
Themes: Hi-Lo, graphic novels, illustrated, biography. Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these softcover 25-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory; pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support teaching to the standards.
Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader.
Delve into the life of Steve Jobs, from his adoption in 1955 to his creation of the 3D animation of Pixar films. With the help of Steve Wozniak, Jobs created small personal computers, leading to the formation of Apple and successful products like iTunes, iPods, iPhones, and iPads. After battling with cancer for many years, Jobs died in 2011, leaving behind a legacy in the field of technology.