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:
- Informative sidebars
- Highlighted vocabulary words
- A timeline
- A glossary
- A bibliography
- Recommended reading
For school ordering or more information, reach out to our educational sales team!
Selected The Story Of Products Now Available
The Story of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls
The Story of Environmentalist Wangari Maathai
The Story of Olympic Diver Sammy Lee
The Story of Civil Rights Hero John Lewis
The Story of All-Star Athlete Jim Thorpe
The Story of Trailblazing Actor Ira Aldridge
The Story of Banker of the People Muhammad Yunus
The Story of Olympic Swimmer Duke Kahanamoku
The Story of Movie Star Anna May Wong
The Story of Tennis Champion Arthur Ashe