Gr 4–7—The subject matter will make these titles appealing to a wide range of readers. Each of the narratives highlights how the individual in question overcame early obstacles: Mo'ne Davis excelled in a sport dominated by boys, Angelina Jolie became a successful actress despite being mocked for her appearance as a teen, and Ed Sheeran endured homelessness in pursuit of his music career. The illustrations are consistently strong, including intriguing photos of several figures as young children as well as more recent shots. Back matter is also excellent. All of the books include extensive lists of works consulted, and Ed Sheeran has endnotes. At times, the writing is clunky. Sentences are brief and vocabulary simple, though text blocks are often long and unbroken. VERDICT Good research materials for intermediate readers looking for a little more depth than a more strictly hi-lo title.