Ulysses S. Grant never wanted a military career-yet he went down in history as the most capable of Union generals during the Civil War. He never desired to be in politics-yet he became the 18th president of the United States. No one thought this average student and failed businessman would become all that he did in American history! 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.