The religion of Islam traces it beginnings to the 600s in what is present-day Saudi Arabia. The angel Gabriel was said to have visited the prophet Muhammad, who then shared the word of Allah, or God, with the people. Today Islam has more than a billion followers. Learn more about the rich history and traditions of Islam and how the religion fits into todays world in Islam, part of the World Religions series.
The books in this series tell the fascinating stories of the important men who have served as president of the United States. From George Washington to Barack Obama, these leaders have been responsible for the development of the United States from a group of colonies to a single great nation and world leader. Each book features a glossary, fast facts about the president, a parallel timeline of world and presidential events, extensive resources to help young readers understand the president s life and times better, and an index."
Nardo is a historian and award-winning writer who specializes in ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. He taught high school for eight years, while writing part-time.