This different view of Columbus shows a man whose ambition for fame and wealth, as well as his wish to convert the New World people to his own faith, drove him beyond the edge of his known world. This book, unlike many others, tells of the consequences to the native peoples as they met their doom under the Spanish conquest that followed as well as their ultimate influence on their conquerors. A well-researched biography that draws on primary sources and includes maps.
This short book (47 pages) follows Columbus' life, from his beginnings as a boy who loved the sea through his adventures in the West Indies to his ultimate fame as the Admiral of the Ocean Seas. Part of the History Maker Bios series.
A good choice for sharing out loud with a class of younger students. Includes the critical facts of his life, a map of the first voyage and a list of important dates. Part of the Picture Book Biography series.
Also available in a Spanish-language edition, Un Libro Ilustrado Sobre Cristobal Colon.
A biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters with an account of how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust center learned about her life after Hana's suitcase was sent to her.
Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This picture-book tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the events that followed.