Vel Phillips is an amazing woman. She was the first African American (and woman) in many state government positions in Wisconsin. She fought tirelessly for civil rights . . . and succeeded. A true pioneer in Wisconsin's civil rights movement - Vel Phillips. 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.