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Spring 2024


From the Series Behind the Brand

Nike’s Swoosh logo and “Just do it” tagline are recognizable around the world. But where did this top brand begin? This title for young readers explores Nike’s origins and innovations, from its very first sneakers to today’s top-selling products. Along the way, vibrant images provide visual support, fun facts add additional details, and features showcase the brand’s headquarters, top products, founder, charitable giving, and more. Young sneaker fans will enjoy this engaging brand history!

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Category Newly Fluent, Nonfiction
Subject History
Copyright 2024
Publisher Bellwether Media
Imprint Blastoff! Discovery
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2024-01-01
BISACS JNF059000, JNF010000, JNF054000
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Guided Reading Level R
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


Librarian Review of Behind the Brand

The Behind the Brand series hits the mark with these high-interest titles that take readers behind the scenes of famous brands. Each title begins with an in-depth look into the origins of the brand, complete with a map and timeline of how the brand developed throughout the years. Readers will be fascinated by splashy visuals and photos, riveting infoboxes, and leveled text. Fenders reveals that Leo Fender, the inventor of the famous brand, took piano and saxophone lessons, but never actually learned how to play the guitar! In Nike, readers will be fascinated to learn that the famous shoe is named after the Greek goddess of victory. Sega discusses the many ways that Sega fans interact with the brand: such as conventions, contests, and even helping develop games. TikTok shares many of the famous faces of the app, including animals and their followers. Each book covers the struggles and triumphs of the brand, but also how each brand gives back to the community. These books would be a great way to engage any reader who is interested in learning more about their favorite brand from its beginning days to its current popularity!

Author: Sara Green