Jean Baptiste Point du Sable came to America in the 1770s. He was a long way from home - born of a French father and black mother in Haiti. His talents and good sense helped establish the thriving settlement that became Chicago. 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.