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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Who Did It First?

Discover Who Did It First in this series of illustrated books featuring profiles of people who revolutionized the world in science, art, math, politics, business, and so much more. Celebrating renowned figures and lesser-known heroes, editor Alex Hart presents biographical histories of some of the world’s most innovative people including Ada Lovelace, Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, LeBron James, Indira Gandhi, and many others.

  • Who Did It First? 50 Icons, Luminaries, and Legends Who Revolutionized the World
  • Who Did It First? 50 Politicians, Activists, and Entrepreneurs Who Revolutionized the World
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  • Who Did It First? 50 Scientists, Artists, and Mathematicians Who Revolutionized the World
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  • That’s Betty!
    • That’s Betty!

    • Who Did It First?
      Gregory Bonsignore; illustrated by Jennifer M. Potter
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • An innovative and joyful picture book biography that celebrates the life and achievements of TV legend, pioneer, and activist Betty White.

      Betty White is a legend and...

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  • Game, Set, Sisters!
    • Game, Set, Sisters!

    • Who Did It First?
      Jay Leslie; illustrations by Ebony Glenn
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • A stirring picture book biography of Venus and Serena Williams that celebrates their achievements…and their sisterhood.

      This is the story of two sisters…
      ...

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  • Flying High
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    • Flying High

    • Who Did It First?
      Michelle Meadows; illustrations by Ebony Glenn
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • A lyrical picture book biography of Simone Biles, gymnastics champion and Olympic superstar.

      Before she was a record-breaking gymnast competing on the world stage, Simone...

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      • eBook
  • Voices of Justice
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    • Voices of Justice

    • Who Did It First?
      George Ella Lyon; illustrated by Jennifer M. Potter
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • A bold, lyrical collection of poems that highlight some of the most celebrated activists from around the world and throughout history.

      In the face of injustice, the world...

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      • eBook
  • Mayor Pete
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    • Mayor Pete

    • Who Did It First?
      Rob Sanders; illustrated by Levi Hastings
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • Get to know Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a first-of-his-kind candidate running for a one-of-a-kind office, in Rob Sanders' inspiring picture book biography, featuring illustrations by Levi Hastings.

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      • eBook
  • Brave Ballerina
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    • Brave Ballerina

    • Who Did It First?
      Michelle Meadows; illustrations by Ebony Glenn
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • A lyrical picture book biography of Janet Collins, the first African American principal dancer at the Metropolitan Opera House.

      Janet Collins wanted to be a ballerina...

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      • eBook