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Hi-Lo Biographies

These easy-to-read biographies—written at a Grade 2 level—portray the lives of famous Canadian, American, and international figures. The well-organized chapters, glossaries, and discussion questions can be used to promote pre-, during, and post-reading strategies. The photographs, maps, and illustrations reflect the text, making the words easier to decode. Each biography contains 48 pages—long enough to narrate fully each person’s story—but short enough for beginner readers. Download free workbook activities for each biography.
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    Nancy Greene

    Nancy Greene is the best known name in Canadian skiing. As a teenager, she was nicknamed “Tiger” for her speed and courage.

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    Althea Gibson

    At the age of 23, Althea Gibson broke the colour barrier when she played in the U.S Open. She was the first black person to win the U.S. Open and W...

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    Tom Longboat

    Tom Longboat, an Onondaga Aboriginal, was raised in a log cabin on the Six Nations reserve. In 1907, Tom entered the most famous race in the world:...

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    Muhammad Ali

    As a boxer, Muhammad brought unprecedented speed and grace to the sport of boxing. The phrase “floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee” comes...

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