A collective biography based on the principles of Howard Gardner's theory of mutiple intelligenes, but interpreted through a multicultural lens. Twelve successful individuals—six men and six women—from diverse backgrounds populate the pages of this book, helping young readers understand the different ways in which a person can be "smart" (people smart, picture smart, word smart, body smart, etc.). Three texts on each double-spread—introductory quote, read-aloud poem, and information text—help tell each person's story . Lots of resources at the end of the book to help teachers and parents understand this important and fascinating subject. Definitely a book for the upper elementary and middle school classroom.