This engaging new series of leveled biographies brings history to life one dramatic story at a time. By focusing on poignant moments as well as public triumphs, Amazing Americans makes paragons of American history feel accessible and real. Sandra Day O'Connor grew up on an isolated ranch in the Southwest. By the time she was eight, she could drive a pickup and shoot a rifle. Ranch life taught her to study a problem on her own and figure out how to fix it. That determination is still a strong part of her today. Who could have imagined that this girl who loved horses would become America's first female Supreme Court justice?