10 Leaders Who Changed the World is a nonfiction book by Clive Gifford. It details the lives and accomplishments of ten historic leaders - both good and bad - who were influential during their lifetimes. The book includes biographies of Mohandas Gandhi, Adolph Hitler, Nelson Mandela, and Winston Churchill. It's written almost like a graphic novel. The pictures keep the reader's attention from start to finish.
"Amelia Earhart: The Sky's No Limit" by Lori Van Pelt is a biography in the American Heroes series. It chronicles about ten years of Amelia Earhart's life; other facts about her life are there, but the majority focuses on her flying years. The book expounds on Earhart's journey into the world of flight, her obstacles, her family, her drama, and, ultimately, her fame. It sheds light on the woman behind the cockpit that many are so familiar with, and offers a glimpse into her world.
10 Explorers Who Changed the World is about ten different explorers and the adventures they had. It tells facts you probably all ready knew about the explorers and facts that you might not be able to find in a textbook. After each story about the explorer there is a Life Link. A Life Link tells you how the explorer you read about and the next explorer are related. For example, after a short story about Marco Polo there is a Life Link that tells how The Travels of Marco Polo inspired Christopher Columbus.
Seven test pilots are chose to participate in the Mercury project that will combat the Russians in the race to space. They leave behind the Yeager era of pushing the envelop in the newest fighter planes and risk there lives in rockets that they have little control over. The seven must learn to cooperate with each other while competing with the same men for the first flight. They begin as heroes and return as even greater heroes, doing work that some thought would save western life as we now know it.