Antonia Novello overcame great adversity to succeed. She became the first female and first Hispanic U.S. Surgeon General in history! After suffering illness as a child, Antonia became a doctor to help other sick people. Antonia even helped to create health laws. Now she works to improve the health of people around the world! These popular readers include easy-to-read information, fun facts and trivia, humor, activities and a whole lot more. They are great for ages 7-12 (grades 2-6), because although simple, these readers have substance and really engage kids with their stories. They are great for social studies, meeting state and national curriculum standards, individual and group reading programs, centers, library programs, and have many other terrific educational uses.