Extraordinary American Accomplishments Profiled in New Book Series for Students in Grades 6-12

December 21, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Walch Publishing has issued the first major revision of its popular series for grades 6–12, 16 Extraordinary Americans. The eight books in the series introduce young readers to the achievements of Americans who have changed and influenced history.

Each of the books in the 16 Extraordinary Americans series builds reading comprehension skills and introduces influential contemporary and historical figures in an accessible, fun-to-read format. The books grab students’ interest through brief, engaging stories that are easy to read. Each book also includes discussion questions, background notes, vocabulary lists, and references.

For this revision, all eight titles in the 16 Extraordinary Americans series have been updated with new and more current Americans.

• 16 Extraordinary Americans with Disabilities
Includes Walt Disney, Ray Charles, Whoopi Goldberg, Roy Campanella, and more
• 16 Extraordinary African Americans
Includes Thurgood Marshall, Maya Angelou, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, and more
• 16 Extraordinary Asian Americans
Includes Daniel Inouye, I.M. Pei, Vera Wang, Yo-Yo Ma, and more
• 16 Extraordinary Hispanic Americans
Includes Joan Baez, Edward James Olmos, Sandra Cisneros, Oscar De La Hoya, and more
• 16 Extraordinary American Entrepreneurs
Includes Mary Kay Ash, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, and more
• 16 Extraordinary American Women
Includes Donna Karan, Nancy Pelosi, Ella Fitzgerald, Susan Butcher, and more
• 16 Extraordinary Native Americans
Includes Sacagawea, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Wilma Mankiller, N. Scott Momaday, and more
• 16 Extraordinary Young Americans
Includes S.E. Hinton, Tiger Woods, Samantha Smith, Midori, and more

About Walch Publishing
The 16 Extraordinary Americans series continues Walch Publishing’s reputation for extending and enhancing learning with flexible solutions for middle school, high school, and beyond, incorporating national and state standards as appropriate. Founded 80 years ago, Walch Publishing’s accessible and affordable products are developed by expert educators and an in-house educational team, in partnership with leading schools and districts nationwide.