The History Makers collective biography series offers students insight into the lives and personalities of important figures who share a common vocation, cause, or calling. The series spans ancient to modern times and represents areas of endeavor ranging from art and science to politics and popular culture. Each book includes a background chapter that provides context for the time period or events that link the individuals profiled. Primary and secondary source quotes enliven the text. These books are ideal research tools for report writing and classroom discussion.
"Individual chapters on six stars incorporate player quotes, human-interest anecdotes, career highlights, and personal struggles. George Mikan, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, John Stockton, and Michael Jordan are refreshingly portrayed as human beings and extraordinary athletes. Black-and-white photos accompany a well-documented and highly readable text."
-- School Library Journal, February 2007
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