• 24 pages, 7 ½ inches x 10 inches
• Ages 6-10, Grades 1-4 leveled readers, Lexile 740L
• Simple, easy-to-read pages with full-color illustrations
• Includes a timeline and extension activity
• Reading/teaching tips and discussion questions included
Leader In Sports: In Leaders Like Us: Major Taylor, 1st-4th graders learn about the accomplishments of athlete Major Taylor and how he paved the way for other professional cyclists.
Inspirational: With captivating illustrations that bring Taylor’s story to life, readers learn about his early life and how he became one of the best professional bicycle racers in the world.
Build Reading Skills: This engaging 24-page children’s book will help students improve comprehension and build confidence with discussion questions, a timeline of events, and a fun extension activity.
Leveled Books: Part of the Leaders Like Us series, the simple, easy-to-read pages and full-color illustrations in this kid’s book support comprehension of the story of the inspirational leader and amazing bicyclist.
Why Rourke Educational Media: Since 1980, Rourke Publishing Company has specialized in publishing engaging and diverse non-fiction and fiction books for children in a wide range of subjects that support reading success on a level that has no limits.
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About the Author
J. P. Miller is a debut author in children's picture books. She is eager to write stories about little- and well-known African American leaders. She hopes that her stories will augment the classroom experience, educate, and inspire readers. J. P. lives in Metro Atlanta, Georgia, and enjoys playing pickleball and swimming in her spare time.
Markia Jenai was raised in Detroit during rough times, but she found adventure through art and storytelling. She grew up listening to the stories of her family members, which gave her an interest in history. Drawing was her way of exploring the world through imagination.
Table of Contents
A Race to the Finish Line 4
A Star in Training 6
Making History 16
Time Line 21
Text-Dependent Questions 23
Extension Activity 23
About the Author and Illustrator 24