Michael Faraday's story is a classic tale of success against the odds. Although he was born poor and acquired little education as a boy, Faraday went on to become one of the world's most famous scientists. In fact, his work was central to the creation of technology that runs on electricity. Perhaps Faraday's greatest legacy is the way he inspired other scientists.
The most comprehensive biography of Harriet Tubman for ages 12 and up. From the introduction: Harriet Tubman was one of the most important American abolitionists, people who fought to end slavery in the U.S. She was also a humanitarian, someone who fought for human rights. She served as an armed scout and spy on behalf of the U.S. Army during the American Civil War. Later, she became a passionate activist for women's suffrage, or the right to vote for women.