The premise of the marvelous mashup is simple. Take elemental bits and pieces of history and modern pop culture and remix them. Author Melissa G. Wilson brings readers her own version of this entertaining art form with her book series History Mashups for Teens. She takes two famous figures separated by time and circumstance, mixes up their stories, and explores the unlikely similarities that present themselves as their lives unfold.
In this mashup, you will explore the remarkably similar life journeys of two of the most skilled and popular baseball players who ever lived: Lou Gehrig and Derek Jeter. Both of these famous athletes overcame adversity in order to pursue their amazing destinies. Both lived in the public spotlight and had to endure a less-than- glamorous life on the road. Both came from humble beginnings and became household names.
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