Guided by Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential people, this series of 64-page biographies focuses on the leaders, scientists, and icons who shaped our world. These people, many from very humble beginnings, changed how the world works. Each biography includes a glossary, timeline, and illustrations. An individual guide for each title provides reproducible activities to extend the text. In an America dominated by bigotry and racism, Jackie Robinson had the courage and ability to stand tall and let actions speak louder than words. The story of his dignity and perseverance will inspire anyone seeking to make a better world.