Who Was? Series 55 Results

These educational and entertaining audiobooks offer kid-friendly accounts of important events and famous figures. The Who Was? series delivers fascinating facts while keeping young listeners engaged through short chapters and captivating narration. Now a Netflix series!

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Author: Max Bisantz, Who HQ and Kate Bisantz | Narrator: Kyla Garcia
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: August 07, 2018
Discover why Selena, the Queen of Tejano music, became one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the twentieth century!As a young girl, Selena Quintanilla sang in a band called Selena y Los Dinos with her brother and sister. The fam...
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Author: Sherri L. Smith and Who HQ | Narrator: Larry Herron
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: August 07, 2018
It's up, up, and away with the Tuskegee Airmen, a heroic group of African American military pilots who helped the United States win World War II.During World War II, black Americans were fighting for their country and for freedom in Europe, yet they ...
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Author: True Kelley and Who HQ | Narrator: Ann Marie Lee
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: June 19, 2018
Abigail Adams was a strong woman far ahead of her time. She urged her husband, President John Adams, to "remember the ladies" and despite having no formal education herself, she later advocated for equal education in public schools for both boys and ...
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Author: James Buckley, Jr. and Who HQ | Narrator: Emily Lawrence
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: June 19, 2018
Born the eighth of seventeen children in Philadelphia, Betsy Ross lived in a time when the American colonies were yearning for independence from British rule. Ross worked as a seamstress and was eager to contribute to the cause, making tents and repa...
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Author: Roberta Edwards and Who HQ | Narrator: Mike Chamberlain
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: June 19, 2018
In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. He has been called the father of our country for leading America through its early years. Washington also served in two major wars during his lifetime: the French and Indian ...
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Author: Meg Belviso and Pam Pollack | Narrator: P.J. Ochlan
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: August 22, 2017
Read the story of the Founding Father who inspired the smash Broadway musical.Born in the British West Indies and orphaned as a child, Alexander Hamilton made his way to the American Colonies and studied to become a lawyer. He joined a local militia ...
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Author: Dana Meachen Rau | Narrator: Will Damron
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: June 06, 2017
Follow the bad boys of rock and roll from their beginnings in London to their unparalleled success around the world.Starting out over fifty years ago, the Rolling Stones took the music of the blues and blended it into rock and roll to create their ow...
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Author: Stephanie Sabol | Narrator: Fred Sanders
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: June 06, 2017
Not only was Bruce Springsteen "Born in the USA," he has risen to become a twenty-time Grammy winner and American icon.Bruce Springsteen grew up in a blue-collar New Jersey town, where his parents struggled to make ends meet. Bruce didn't fit in at s...
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Author: Katie Ellison | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: June 06, 2017
Get Up, Stand Up! for the king of reggae music!Bob Marley was a reggae superstar who is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of all time. Born in rural Jamaica, this musician and songwriter began his career with his band, The Wailin...
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Author: True Kelley | Narrator: Dorothy Dillingham Blue
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: June 06, 2017
Born in a little cabin in Tennessee, Dolly Parton always dreamed big, and she was right to! She wrote her first song at age five and became a country music star by the time she was in her early twenties. Of course, her success didn't stop there. Doll...
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Author: Jim Gigliotti | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: June 06, 2017
Discover more about Stevie Wonder, the music prodigy whose awards include 25 Grammy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.Stevie Wonder is one of the most successful singer-songwriter-musicians of our time. Signing his first record deal when h...
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Author: Meg Belviso and Pamela D. Pollack | Narrator: Tara Sands
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: February 07, 2017
Who doesn't love Lucy? The legendary actress, producer, and comedian steps into the Who Was? spotlight.Much like her hit TV show, I Love Lucy, Americans in the 1950s fell in love with Lucy. Born in New York in 1911, Lucille Ball was always ...
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