This biography examines the remarkable life of Saint Pope John Paul II using easy-to-read, compelling text. Through striking historical and contemporary images and photographs and informative sidebars, readers will learn about Saint Pope John Paul II’s family background, childhood, education, inspirational work as a Roman catholic priest, bishop, cardinal, and pope, and his canonization. Informative sidebars enhance and support the text. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts page, glossary, bibliography, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.