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Gail Herman

Biography

Gail Herman

Gail Herman has written many books for children, including easy-to-reads such as FLOWER GIRL, OTTO THE CAT, WHAT A HUNGRY PUPPY and Step into Reading’s own THE LION AND THE MOUSE and THERE IS A TOWN. She has also written has written several biographies and nonfiction books, including WHO WAS JACKIE ROBINSON? and WHAT IS THE WORLD SERIES? She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

Gail Herman

Books by Gail Herman

Written by Gail Herman with illustrations by Gregory Copeland - African American Interest, Business, Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Women's History, Women's Studies

Here's a gripping portrait of a smart, remarkable woman. Growing up in Alabama, Coretta Scott King graduated valedictorian from her high school before becoming one of the first African American students at Antioch College in Ohio. It was there that she became politically active, joining the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). After her marriage to Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta took part in the Civil Rights Movement. Following her husband's assassination in 1968, she assumed leadership of the movement. 

written by Gail Herman with illustrations by Michelle Amatrula - Culture, History, Nature, Outdoor

The peak of Mount Everest is the highest place on Earth --- and one of the deadliest. Terrible storms stop climbers in their tracks! Avalanches tumble down! Brave adventurers disappear on the snowy slopes. Then Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay decide to climb. They come from different cultures, but their dream is the same. Can teamwork help them make it to the roof of the world?