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Great Lives in Colorado History
Biography for Elementary Students


The Great Lives in Colorado History series now includes 33 Colorado heroes! In 2011 Series I offered the life stories of thirteen notable Coloradans. In 2013 Series II added twenty new volumes. (New titles are marked with asterisks below).

The books are designed for use in third and fourth gades, and each book contains full text in both English and Spanish.

The biography series is a project of Denver Public Schools, Colorado Humanities, and Filter Press.

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                        Augusta Tabor* by Diane Major
                        Barney Ford by Jamie Trumbull
                        Benjamin Lindsey* by Gretchen Allgeier

                        Bill Hosokawa* by Steve Walsh
                        Charles Boettcher by Grace Zirkelbach
                        Chief Ouray by Steve Walsh
                        Chin Lin Sou* by Janet Taggert
                        Clara Brown by Suzanne Frachetti
                        Doc Susie by Penny Cunningham
                        Elbridge Gerry* by Jennifer L. Buck
                        Emily Griffith* by Emily C. Post
                        Enos Mills by Steve Walsh
                        Fannie Mae Duncan* by Angela Dire
                        Felipe and Dolores Baca* by E. E. Duncan
                        Florence Sabin* by Stacey Simmons
                        Frances Wisebart Jacobs* by Martha Biery
                        Hazel Schmoll* by Penny Cunningham
                        Helen Hunt Jackson by E. E. Duncan
                        Kate Slaughterback* by Lindsay McNatt
                        Katharine Lee Bates* by Monique Cooper-Sload
                        John Dyer* by Jane A. Eaton
                        John Routt* by Rhonda Rau
                        John Wesley Powell* by Suzanne Curtis
                        Josephine Aspinwall Roche by Martha Biery
                        Justina Ford* by K. A. Anadiotis
                        Little Raven by Cat DeRose
                        Otto Mears* by Grace Zirkelbach
                        Ralph Carr by E. E. Duncan
                        Richard Russell* by Christine Winn
                        Robert Speer by Stacy Turnbull
                        Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales* by Jorge-Ayn Riley
                        William Bent by Cheryl Beckwith
                        Zebulon Montgomery Pike by Steve Walsh

             Paperback;
             Price: $ 8.95 each
             20% discount for full set                         

                               Florence Sabin
           Teacher, Scientist, Humanitarian

                                    By E. E. Duncan

Susan Anderson

Florence Sabin was the driving force behind Colorado's landmark public health legislation in 1947, known as the Sabin Health Bills. She was among the first women to graduate from Johns Hopkins Medical School and became the school's first woman professor. As a scientist, Florence made important contributions in the fight against tuberculosis.  

E. E. Duncan adds the story of Florence Sabin as number sixteen in  the Now You Know Bio series. She is also the author of two biographies in the Great Lives in Colorado History series: Ralph Carr and Felipe and Dolores Baca  

  Paperback   $8.95
  978-0-86541-139-5 Francis Sabin
  Available: Spring 2014
                      

Edward Wynkoop
Soldier and Indian Agent

                                 By Nancy Oswald

Ned Wynkoop came west to Denver in the very early days of that city. In the American Civil War he served as an officer and saw action at the Battle of Gloreita Pass. He may be best known for his role in the investigation and condemnation of Col. John Chivington following the Sand Creek Massacre. Wynkoop wasn't present at the attack and was appalled at the eye-witness accounts he heard during his investigation. In 1866, he became an Indian agent for the Southern Cheyennes and Arapaho, but resigned from that post following the Battle of Washita River. He died in Santa Fe in 1891.  


             Paperback     $8.95
             ISBN: 978-0-86541-184-5
             Available: Spring 2014
                    


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