Showing posts with label biographies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label biographies. Show all posts

August 26, 2013

Women's Equality Day

For Women's Equality Day, let's discuss an inventor who contributed to the world of medicine and cancer medication.

Because of the shortage of male chemists during World War II, female chemists were hired in laboratories.
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One of these scientists was Gertrude Belle Elion, who worked alongside George Hitchings, to create drugs to fight diseases such as herpes, leukemia, and malaria. Their research led to the discovery of AZT, which was the first drug used in AIDS patients.

Gertrude Elion shared a Nobel Prize with George Hitchings in 1988, and was the first woman inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Having developed a drug that slowed the development of leukemia cells, she conducted more experiments, and then changed the drug so that it would allow pediatric leukemia patients to live longer than they would have without the medication. This medication became the standard treatment for childhood leukemia in the 1950s and is still used today, along with other medications.

Gertrude Elion is one of ten inventors included in the Amazing American Inventors of the 20th Century. Part of the Inspiring Collective Biographies series, this title includes William Lear, Philo Farnsworth, Beatrice Kenner, Gordon Gould, Charles Ginsburg, Robert Shurney, Jack Kilby, Stephanie Kwolek, and Lonnie Johnson.

This title, as well as the others in the series, are available from your preferred vendor,, your independent bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

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February 06, 2013

Who didn't receive a Grammy nomination?

The 55th Grammy Awards air this Sunday with Bruno Mars, Rhianna and Sting, and Kelly Clarkson headlining the event.Check out the current list of award nominees.

Taylor Swift is up for three nominations this year. She has 12 prior nominations and six Grammy wins. 

Who didn't receive a Grammy nomination? Well, lots of talented artists but most were surprised that 
Justin Bieber wasn't on the list for his album "Believer."
This fall we'll be adding more singing sensations to our list of our celebrity biographies including Latina star Demi Lovato, Adele, and hip-hop artist Drake. Which other musicians you would like to see added to our list of celebrity biographies

January 08, 2013

Tennessee Celebrates Elvis' Birthday and Peyton's Playoff

Mississippi-born Elvis Presley and Louisiana-born Peyton Manning have one thing in common: they both made their names in Tennessee. We were reminded of this when we looked at the calendar today. January 8th is the late King's birthday; he would have been 78 years old and, well, still the King. Young readers can find out more about Presley's fascinating career in Enslow Publishers' unauthorized biography of the entertainer. Author John Micklos, Jr.'s 160-page work explores Presley's background, his rise through the music business, and his evolution into a movie and Vegas star.

Meanwhile, aristocrats of a different type will perform in the National Football League playoffs this Sunday. Peyton Manning, who graduated from and played for the University of Tennessee football team, will lead the Denver Broncos in their quest for a championship. Peyton, his brother Eli, and their father Archie  have been characterized as football royalty. That family connection is only part of what makes Peyton Manning's life such an uplifting, page-turning story. For readers in Grades 3-4, Enslow's Peyton Manning: Champion Football Star offers an exciting account of the NFL quarterback's life and career. Author Ken Rappoport's 48-page book, part of Enslow's "Sports Star Champions" series, is accompanied by excellent color photos and eye-catching design that will please young readers and especially reluctant readers.

Peyton Manning: Champion Football Star is available directly from Enslow in a library-bound edition for $17.95; that represents a 25% discount from Enslow's list price. It is also available from Barnes and Noble or Amazon or your preferred vendor. Meanwhile, Elvis Presley: "I Want to Entertain People" can be purchased in a library-bound edition for $25.95 from Enslow; that price is a 25% discount from Enslow's list price. It is also available from Barnes and Noble,  Amazon, or your preferred vendor.

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October 17, 2011

Today starts Enslow's Teen Read Week Book Giveaway!

In order to be eligible to receive a free book from Enslow, we would like your answer to the following question: What's the most popular biography in your library? This doesn't necessarily mean the book that is checked out the most.

We are curious to know what biographies your students/library patrons are most interested in. Post a comment with your answer!

One of the titles that animal-loving employees here enjoy is the biography of Jane Goodall, part of Enslow's Scientists Saving the Earth series.

July 13, 2011

Potter Fans...

Library Binding ISBN: 978-0-7660-3209-5
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-7660-3624-6
 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. The much anticipated release begins with midnight shows Thursday night. Fans can read about Harry Potter star and now Broadway star, Daniel Radcliff in Enslow's biography, Daniel Radcliffe: Film and Stage Star from our Hot Celebrity Biographies series. For grades 5–9 these high interest, celebrity biographies are perfect for reluctant readers. These books are available in both library binding and in paperback. Free educator's guides are also available.

May 25, 2011

Idol Janis Joplin

Since the Season Finale of American Idol airs tonight, we thought we would highlight our title, Janis Joplin: "Take Another Little Piece of My Heart"  from our American Rebels series. For grades 9–12, author Edward Willett gives a comprehensive biography of legendary singer Janis Joplin, from her childhood singing in the church choir to her adolescent rebellions with the local beatniks through her drug and alcohol use and her amazing musical success. With a powerful and soulful voice, Janis blazed a trail for other female rockers during her short and eventful life.

November 29, 2010

Jimmie Johnson 5X Champion

Congratulations to Jimmie Johnson who won his fifth consecutive Sprint Cup Championship. Visit Team Lowe's homepage for all the details.

We know teens are crazy about cars and their driver's. Reluctant readers can learn more about Jimmie Johnson by reading his biography, Jimmie Johnson: Racing Champ.

November 01, 2010

Celebrate National Author's Day Today

November 1st is designated as the day to celebrate your favorite author or authors.

Here at Enslow we have some great titles that include personal interviews with popular authors.For young readers in grades 3–4, is our Authors Kids Love series while our Authors Teens Love series is suitable for grades 6–up.

My favorite authors are children's authors. In particular, I love E.B. White because my favorite book happens to be Charlotte's Web. I spent lots of time reading Judy Blume when I was younger and still enjoy reading her books today. If you've ever had the opportunity to hear Richard Peck speak you would have to add him to your favorite list authors. And if you've ever met Jerry Spinelli you couldn't help but add him to your list as well.

Jerry Spinelli with his copy of
Enslow's Jerry Spinelli: Master Teller of Teen Tales biography.
Celebrate National Author's Day by telling us who your favorite author is!