Bridget 'Biddy' Mason was an African-American midwife, nurse, real estate entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former slave who influenced the history of Los Angeles and California. Learn about her fascinating life with this primary source biography that builds studentsb reading skills and promotes social studies content knowledge. The dynamic primary source maps, letters, and images provide authentic nonfiction reading materials and keep students interested in learning. Text features include a glossary, index, captions, sidebars, and table of contents. This book connects to California state studies standards and the NCSS/C3 Framework and features appropriately leveled text to accommodate different reading levels. Additional features include Read and Respond and a culminating activity that prompt students to dive deeper into the text for additional reading and learning.