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A = Easiest; about 100 words
B = Easy; about 150 words
C = Harder; about 200 words
D = Hardest; about 250 words

Introduction vii

Folk Heroes 1

1. Johnny Appleseed • 1 (CD track 1) (A)
2. Nat Love • 3 (CD track 2) (B)
3. Daniel Boone • 5 (CD track 3) (C)
4. Annie Oakley • 7 (CD track 4) (D)

Civil War and Anti-Slavery Heroes 9

5. Harriet Tubman • 9 (CD track 5) (A)
6. Clara Barton • 11 (CD track 6) (B)
7. Frederick Douglass • 13 (CD track 7) (C)
8. Sojourner Truth • 15 (CD track 8) (D)

Native Americans 17

9. Chief Joseph • 17 (CD track 9) (A)
10. Sitting Bull • 19 (CD track 10) (B)
11. Sequoyah • 21 (CD track 11) (C)
12. Annie Dodge Wauneka • 23 (CD track 12) (D)


Inventors and Scientists 25

13. Thomas Edison • 25 (CD track 13) (A)
14. Dian Fossey • 27 (CD track 14) (B)
15. Rachel Carson • 29 (CD track 15) (C)
16. George Washington Carver • 31 (CD track 16) (D)

Educators and Reformers 33

17. Father Flanagan • 33 (CD track 17) (A)
18. Jane Addams • 35 (CD track 18) (B)
19. Booker T. Washington • 37 (CD track 19) (C)
20. Nellie Bly • 39 (CD track 20) (D)

Adventurers 41

21. Amelia Earhart • 41 (CD track 21) (A)
22. Alan Shepard • 43 (CD track 22) (B)
23. Matthew Henson • 45 (CD track 23) (C)
24. Sacagawea • 47 (CD track 24) (D)

Human Rights Leaders 49

25. Martin Luther King, Jr. • 49 (CD track 25) (A)
26. Susan B. Anthony • 51 (CD track 26) (B)
27. Princess Kaiulani • 53 (CD track 27) (C)
28. Sarah Winnemucca • 55 (CD track 28) (D)

Business and Labor Leaders 57

29. Andrew Carnegie • 57 (CD track 29) (A)
30. Cesar Chavez • 59 (CD track 30) (B)
31. Mother Jones • 61 (CD track 31) (C)
32. A. Philip Randolph • 63 (CD track 32) (D)

Famous Presidents 65

33. George Washington • 65 (CD track 33) (A)
34. Abraham Lincoln • 67 (CD track 34) (B)
35. Franklin Delano Roosevelt • 69 (CD track 35) (C)
36. John F. Kennedy • 71 (CD track 36) (D)


Military Leaders and Heroes 73

37. Robert E. Lee • 73 (CD track 37) (A)
38. John Paul Jones • 75 (CD track 38) (B)
39. Jacqueline Cochran • 77 (CD track 39) (C)
40. William Kenzo Nakamura • 79 (CD track 40) (D)

Writers 81

41. Mark Twain • 81 (CD track 41) (A)
42. Emily Dickinson •o 83 (CD track 42) (B)
43. Zora Neale Hurston • 85 (CD track 43) (C)
44. L. Frank Baum • 87 (CD track 44) (D)


Entertainers 89

45. Marian Anderson • 89 (CD track 45) (A)
46. Katharine Hepburn • 91 (CD track 46) (B)
47. Harry Houdini • 93 (CD track 47) (C)
48. Alvin Ailey • 95 (CD track 48) (D)


Sports Heroes 97

49. Roberto Clemente • 97 (CD track 49) (A)
50. Wilma Rudolph • 99 (CD track 50) (B)
51. Bruce Lee • 101 (CD track 51) (C)
52. Duke Kahanamoku • 103 (CD track 52) (D)

Appendices 105

Comparative Timeline 1730-1890 • 105
Comparative Timeline 1820-1970 • 106
Comparative Timeline 1850-2000 • 107
Comparative Timeline 1910-2020 • 108
List of Presidents and Events 1789-2009 • 109


LEGENDS
- Graded Readings from American History

52 People Who Made A Difference
by: Michael Ryall
Bio-Sketches for Reading, Telling, Listening, Writing, and Research
Levels:
Grade 4 to Adult.
E.S.L. : Beginning to Intermediate

Contents

Introduction

Mark Twain

George Washington Carver

 





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