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Chapter books are an essential stepping stone on the road to literacy. Chapter books allow young readers to linger in a story, and provide a bridge between picture books and more complex, challenging texts. But when it comes to diversity, chapter books still lag behind. Many classroom shelves and home libraries are lined with the same worn chapter book series that kids have been reading for decades, without much variety.

At Lee & Low, we believe that it’s important for young readers to have access to diverse chapter books. Our “The Story Of” series is a line of nonfiction chapter book biographies that go beyond the usual subjects, introducing readers to amazing leaders and heroes whose names you might not know but whose achievements have shaped our world. 

Every chapter book contains great nonfiction text features to support learning, including:

For school ordering or more information, reach out to our educational sales team! 

Selected The Story Of Products Now Available

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The Story of Movie Star Anna May Wong

Paula Yoo

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The Story of Olympic Swimmer Duke Kahanamoku

Ellie Crowe

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The Story of Civil Rights Hero John Lewis

Kathleen Benson

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The Story of Tennis Champion Arthur Ashe

Crystal Hubbard

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The Story of Car Engineer Soichiro Honda

Mark Weston

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The Story of World War II Hero Irena Sendler

Marcia Vaughan

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