More people are multiracial now than ever before. Learn the inspiring life stories of 16 Americans of mixed ethnic backgrounds who have influenced their fields, including Barack Obama, Norah Jones, Naomi Shihab Nye, Apolo Anton Ohno, Earl Woods, Dwayne Johnson, and others. M ini-biographies are followed by "Remembering the Facts" comprehension questions, "Understanding the Story" higher-level thinking, "Getting the Main Idea" discussion questions and "Applying What You've Learned" connection questions. The back of the book includes a list of key vocabulary words from each biography, and additional activity ideas. Answer key included. 137 reproducible pages, softcover.