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The story of Joe Biden

a biography book for new readers
"Joe Biden is the 46th president of the United States and has served his country as an important leader for many years. Before he made a name for himself in politics, Joe was a thoughtful kid who noticed America wasn’t a fair place for everyone. He wanted to help make the world a better place for all people, so he became a senator and worked hard to make positive changes for Americans. With this exciting entry into president books for kids, young readers will explore how Joe went from growing up in Pennsylvania to becoming president"--Provided by publisher.

Meet you in the middle

Liberal Senate staffer Kate Adams is close to passing her landmark legislation, having fought for it for a year. It would already have been passed if not for the intimidating conservative senator Ben Mackenzie, whose green eyes she cannot help starring at during their weekly locking of horns over the legislation. As their one-upmanship game becomes something Kate looks forward to, she has to start wondering if her animosity toward Ben is turning into affection.

Kamala Harris

first female US vice president
This title examines the life and career of the lawyer and senator who was elected vice president of the United States in 2020. Harris became the first female vice president, as well as the first Black and Asian American vice president. Features include a glossary, web resources, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Joe Biden

46th US President
Explores the life and career of Joe Biden, the 46th US president.

12 immigrants who made American politics great

Contains brief biographies of twelve immigrants and their contributions to American politics.

Every Day is a Gift

In Every Day Is a Gift, Tammy Duckworth takes readers through the amazing?and amazingly true?stories from her incomparable life. In November of 2004, an Iraqi RPG blew through the cockpit of Tammy Duckworth's U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter. The explosion, which destroyed her legs and mangled her right arm, was a turning point in her life. But as Duckworth shows in Every Day Is a Gift, that moment was just one in a lifetime of extraordinary turns. The biracial daughter of an American father and a Thai-Chinese mother, Duckworth faced discrimination, poverty, and the horrors of war?all before the age of 16. As a child, she dodged bullets as her family fled war-torn Phnom Penh. As a teenager, she sold roses by the side of the road to save her family from hunger and homelessness in Hawaii. Through these experiences, she developed a fierce resilience that would prove invaluable in the years to come. Duckworth joined the Army, becoming one of a handful of female helicopter pilots at the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She served eight months in Iraq before an insurgent's RPG shot down her helicopter, an attack that took her legs?and nearly took her life. She then spent thirteen months recovering at Walter Reed, learning to walk again on prosthetic legs and planning her return to the cockpit. But Duckworth found a new mission after meeting her state's senators, Barack Obama and Dick Durbin. After winning two terms as a U.S. Representative, she won election to the U.S. Senate in 2016. And she and her husband Bryan fulfilled another dream when she gave birth to two daughters, becoming the first sitting senator to give birth. From childhood to motherhood and beyond, Every Day Is a Gift is the remarkable story of one of America's most dedicated public servants.

Madam Speaker

Nancy Pelosi calls the house to order
"Nancy Pelosi is a beacon of patriotism and integrity, demonstrating strength and leadership in her over 30 years in public office. A politician, mother of five, and tireless advocate for the underprivileged, she has dedicated her life to correcting injustice and inequality, and she serves her country with confidence and compassion. Rising from the California Democratic Party Chair to House Minority Leader to become the first woman Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi is a gifted leader and an inspiration to young women everywhere"--Provided by publisher.

Tammy Duckworth

A biography of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth.

Immigrants who served the nation

"Some of the most important roles in American life have been filled by people born outside the United States. Immigrants have served in the military since the Civil War. Some immigrants have made fortunes and given them away-to create libraries, fund after-school programs, and protect citizens' civil rights. Still others have held political office or served our nation as ambassadors or-literally-rocket scientists. Here are 25 immigrants who have served our nation in these and other important ways"--Provided by publisher.

Who did it first?

50 icons, luminaries, and legends who revolutionized the world
". . . featuring iconic figures known all over the world whose "firsts" made an indelible mark in entertainment, science, politics, and sports"--Provided by publisher.


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