In this biography, you'll meet an important leader in race car driving—Wendell Scott. Wendell loved to drive fast. When people wanted to hire African American race car drivers, his name was the first to come up. He accepted the challenge. By 1963, he had gone from getting speeding tickets to becoming the first African American to win a race in the Grand National Series. With simple, easy-to-read pages and full-color illustrations that bring the story to life, you'll learn about Wendell's dedication, passion, and talent as he became a champion both on and off the NASCAR track.
History is filled with inspiring leaders who made a difference in their communities and in our world. Each 24-page book in this illustrated biography series tells the story of an important leader in science, the arts, government, sports, and other fields. Texts focus on each leader's early life and greatest accomplishments. Each book includes a time line, pre- and post-reading questions for discussion, and an extension activity.