Biography (nonfiction) 498 words, Level M (Grade 2), Lexile 770LMother Teresa details the extraordinary life of a woman who cared for many people. Mother Teresa began her life as an ordinary girl who left her family to become a Roman Catholic nun. A "day of inspiration" led her to Calcutta, India, where she felt the call to teach children and help people who were sick and could not afford medical care. Other nuns joined her, and in time, Mother Teresa earned a Nobel Peace Prize and came to lead an organization that has helped millions of people in many countries. Photographs and maps support the text.