The first in the Acacia Biography Series: Arizona State Greats, this biography of Rose Mofford provides young researchers a thorough look at the woman who stepped up to become the first woman governor of Arizona. Each book in the Acacia Biography Series gives a comprehensive look at the life of its subject. The books are divided into chapters covering each individual's Early Days, Education, Family Life, and Lasting Contributions. In addition, there are chapters pertaining to each figure's personal interests and occupations. Rose Mofford's book, for example, includes chapters on Professional Softball and the Humorous Side to Governor Mofford. The chapters are also accompanied by relevant photographs, and each book contains a Words to Know section that serves as reference to understanding some of the vocabulary used in the book. An important contribution in researching and in preserving Arizona's history, the Acacia Biography Series is a vital tool for helping students gain a greater understanding and appreciation of Arizona and the people who shaped it.
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Sixteen years as an elementary school librarian led Marilyn Myrick Watson to the writing of the State Greats Biography Series. As students came asking for books on famous Arizonans, she repeatedly told them, "there are none." Frustrated by this, Watson started her own research. She was born in Steubenville, Ohio, the daughter of an avid reader of biographies. Watson got her degree in elementary education and a minor in library science at Miami University in Ohio. She obtained her Masters' degree in counselor education at Arizona State University. She began teaching fifth grade in Phoenix, followed by fives years of grant writing and teacher training in Tempe. When her first daughter was born, she took time off to finish raising her family. After the last of four children went to school, so did she. She has been a teacher-librarian in Scottsdale, Arizona, since 1991.Review:
"These books are clear, concise and content-appropriate for the age. I can see the report the student will write." --Seth Lansky, book distributor, Follett Library Books
"An excellent resource for all Arizona school students." --Jennifer Saunders, Librarian, Palomino Branch Library,
"Ms. Watson's books are written in a way that holds the student's interest. They are an excellent, age-appropriate resource for my students. . . I look forward to providing my students with more books about famous Arizona people written by Ms. Watson." --Ann Buckley, 4th grade teacher, Zuni Elementary School,
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Book Description Acacia Publishing, Inc., 2007. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110978828356
Book Description Acacia Publishing, Inc., 2007. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0978828356