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First Biographies Series
Author: David A. Adler
Illustrators: Robert Casilla, Jacqueline Garrick, Lyle Miller
Number of Books in Series: 7
Age Group: 7 - 11 years

Reading Level: AR Levels estimated 5.5-6.0
GLE estimated 6.8-8.4
F&P/GRL estimated P-Q
DRA estimated 60
Lexile® measure 800L-870L

Book 1 Summary: A biography of the Baptist minister who worked unceasingly for his dream of a world without hate, prejudice, or violence, and was assassinated in the attempt.

First Biographies Book List:

This series can be read in any order.

Publication Order

Book 1: Martin Luther King, Jr.: Free at Last
Ages 7-11. September 1, 1986.

Book 2: Thomas Jefferson: Father of Our Democracy
Ages 7-11. September 1, 1987.
Lexile measure: 870L

Book 3: George Washington: Father of our Country
Ages 7-11. September 1, 1988.
Lexile measure: 800L

Book 4: Jackie Robinson: He Was the First
Ages 7-11. April 1, 1989.
Lexile measure: 820L

Book 5: Thomas Alva Edison: Great Inventor
Ages 7-11. October 1, 1990.

Book 6: Christopher Columbus: Great Explorer
Ages 7-11. October 1, 1991.

Book 7: Benjamin Franklin: Printer, Inventor, Statesman
Ages 7-11. March 1, 1992.

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 7 Books

Other Websites for Additional Information:

Author Website for David A. Adler


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