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Orators take ordinary words and weave them into brilliant speeches. It takes a substantial amount of skill to be a great orator. History is full of leaders who have given inspiring speeches. Learn about twelve famous speeches from leaders such as Cesar Chavez, Ronald Reagan, Pat Summitt, Justin Trudeau, and Martin Luther King Jr. This diverse collection of speeches will open your eyes and ears to the power of the spoken word! Packed with fun facts, fascinating sidebars, and featuring TIME© content and images, this informational text has features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader's Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!