- Biographies are an area of high interest for young readers. - Includes index and "Words You Know" section that highlights terms and concepts from the text and illustrates them with photographs. - Photographs are directly related to the text to encourage independent reading. - Glossary. - Easy-to-use index. Curriculum Standards: Grades K-4 Social Studies Standards Time, Continuity, and Change: II - Accounts of past events, people, places, and situations contribute to our understanding of the past. People, Places, and Environments: III - Describe how people in different areas reflect ideas, personality, culture, and wants and needs in their homes, schools, and communities. Individual Development and Identity: IV - Explore factors that contribute to one's identity such as interests, capabilities, and perceptions.