Harriet Beecher Stowe is the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, a controversial story about slavery. She bravely wrote about real events in a fictional tale. It provided the first honest picture of slavery for many people in America. Some people, like President Abraham Lincoln, think she may have even started the Civil War! 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.