BIOGRAPHIES for KIDS
Famous Leaders for Young Readers


 
George Washington


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PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES




George Washington

1st President of the
United States




John Adams

2nd President of the
United States




Thomas Jefferson

3rd President of the
United States




James Madison

4th President of the
United States




James Monroe

5th President of the
United States




Andrew Jackson

7th President of the
United States




Martin Van Buren

8th President of the
United States





Abraham Lincoln

16th President of the
United States



Theodore Roosevelt

26th President of the
United States




Calvin Coolidge

30th President of the
United States




Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd President of the
United States




Harry S. Truman

33rd President of the
United States




Dwight D. Eisenhower

34th President of the
United States




John F. Kennedy

35th President of the
United States




Lyndon B. Johnson

36th President of the
United States





Jimmy Carter

39th President of the
United States





Ronald Reagan

40th President of the
United States





Barack Obama

44th President of the
United States






OTHER AMERICAN PATRIOTS





Benjamin
Franklin

Patriot and Statesman




Francis Scott
Key

Wrote the
Star Spangled Banner





Deborah Sampson

Woman soldier in the
Revolutionary Army





Molly Pitcher

Heroine of the
Battle of Monmouth


   




WORLD LEADERS




Constantine

Roman
Emperor



Alexander
the Great

Greek Conqueror



Winston Churchill

British
Prime Minister



Margaret Thatcher

British Prime Minister

   




INVENTORS




Alexander
Graham Bell

Inventor of
the telephone




Johann
Gutenberg

Invented the
printing press




Cyrus
McCormick

Inventor of the
mechanical reaper




Thomas A. Edison

Developer of the
electric light bulb



The Wright
Brothers

First airplane




Henry Ford

Automaker



Sequoyah

Cherokee alphabet




Nikola Tesla

700 patents




Leonardo Da Vinci

Flying Machine





Dean Kamen

Segway





Jack Kilby

Integrated Circuit





Donald O'Neal

ONIL stove




Michael Faraday

Electric motor


   




EXPLORERS




John Muir

Explorer
and naturalist


Meriwether
Lewis

Explorer to the
Western United States



Christopher
Columbus

Discovered America




Robert Peary

Arctic
Explorer




Matthew
Henson

Arctic Explorer




Sir Edmund
Hillary

Mt. Everest




Kit Carson

Scout, Indian agent




Daniel Boone

Frontiersman



John Chapman
Johnny Appleseed

Orchardist




HUMANITARIANS



Eleanor
Roosevelt

First Lady,
humanitarian





Nelson Mandela

Freedom Fighter



Albert
Schweitzer

Doctor,
humanitarian




Mahatma Gandhi

Civil rights leader
in India




Harriet Tubman

Deliverer
of Slaves




Norman Borlaug

Father of the
Green Revolution




Clara Barton

Founder of
American Red Cross



William
Wilberforce

Member of Parliament
Abolitionist



Florence
Nightingale

Founder of the
Nursing profession





Greg
Mortenson

Author
Humanitarian


   




WOMEN WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE




Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer




Henrietta Lacks

Immortal Cells




Sadako Sasaki

Hiroshima Victim




Malala
Yousafzai

Education Activist
in Pakistan





Joan of Arc

Religious and
military leader






Annie Oakley

Sharpshooter




Susan B. Anthony

Suffragette




Elizabeth
Keckly

Seamstress




Helen Keller

Blind and Deaf




Anne Frank

Diarist



Madam C.J.
Walker

Entrepreneur


 



SCIENTISTS




George Washington
Carver

Botanist and educator




Albert
Einstein

Physicist, genius,
Nobel Prize winner





Marie Curie

Scientist, physicist,
Nobel Prize winner





Louis
Pasteur

Chemist, biologist




Sir Isaac
Newton

Explained gravity and
properties of light





Galileo

Astronomer, physicist





Lise Meitner

Physicist



Benjamin
Banneker

Astronomer
Mathematician


 



EDUCATORS




Booker T.
Washington

Leader and educator




Noah
Webster

Wrote
the dictionary




Aristotle

Greek
philosopher



Mary McLeod
Bethune

Educator


   



PHYSICIANS





Hippocrates

Father of medicine




Walter Reed

Discovered cause
of yellow fever


 



RELIGIOUS LEADERS





George Müller

Minister - builder
of orphan homes




Increase
Mather

Religious leader
Salem witch trials


 



ATHLETES




Michael
Phelps

Olympic
swimmer



Wilma
Rudolph

Olympic
gold medal winner




Tiger Woods

Championship
golfer


Lou Gehrig

Baseball player


   



CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS




Martin Luther
King Jr.

Civil rights leader





Rosa Parks

Bus desegregation



Sojourner
Truth

Former slave
and abolitionist




Frederick
Douglass

Abolitionist




Mary Ann
Shadd Cary

Civil rights leader





James Forten

Inventor, abolitionist




César Chávez

Civil rights leader


   



COMPOSERS




Ludwig van
Beethoven

Composer




Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart

Composer





AUTHORS




Laura Ingalls
Wilder

Author
Children's Books




Samuel Clemens
(Mark Twain)

Author
Humorist





Ernest
Hemingway

Author - Novelist





Phillis
Wheatley

Slave - Poet


   



ARTISTS





John James Audubon

Artist and Naturalist




Gutzon Borglum

Sculptor,
Mount Rushmore





Ansel Adams

Photographer




Vincent van Gogh

Artist




Michelangelo

Sculptor and Painter




Rembrandt van Rijn

Artist




Grandma Moses

Folk Artist




Mary Cassatt

Impressionist




Renoir

Artist




Cezanne

Artist




Norman Rockwell

Artist/Illustrator




Dale Chihuly

Glass Sculptor


Biographies of 48 Famous Artists



Black History .
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19 notable blacks for your students.



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These stories of presidents, inventors, educators, scientists,
business men and women etc. are presented to inspire the student
to follow their examples of courage, determination, honesty and willingness to work.

Each story features 8 free printables!
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study sheet, student worksheet, alphabetical order page, and picture to color.

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word searches, scrambled word puzzles, and pictures to paint.

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