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Biography for Younger Students
I Am Amelia Earhart by
Call Number: JB 921 EAR (Junior Biography)
Presents the life of the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, who mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while attempting to fly around the world.
I Am Rosa Parks by
Call Number: JB 920 PAR
An illustrated overview of the life of Rosa Parks, focusing on her influence on civil rights.
I Am Albert Einstein by
Call Number: JB 920 EIN (Junior Biography)
Looks at the life and career of physicist Albert Einstein.
Tillie the Terrible Swede by
Call Number: JB 920 AND
Follows Tillie Anderson, a Swedish immigrant, as she defies society's conventions and pursues her dream of becoming the first women's bicycle-riding champion of the world.
The Noisy Paint Box by
Call Number: JB 920 KAN
Describes how Wassily Kandinsky's creative life was profoundly shaped by a neurological condition called synesthesia which caused him to experienced colors as sounds and sounds as colors.
A Boy and a Jaguar by
Call Number: JB 920 RAB (Junior Biography)
Picture book autobiography of Alan Rabinowitz, a wildlife conservationist, who struggled with stuttering as a child.
Papa Chagall, Tell Us a Story by
Call Number: P ANH
Chagall's beloved twin grandchildren listen to his stories as he relates his rags to riches journey from a topsy-turvy cottage life in Russia, through the dark years of the war, to his life in southern France; includes reproductions of Chagall's work.
Me... Jane by
Call Number: P MCD (hardback)
Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals. Includes biographical information on the prominent zoologist.
The Pilot and the Little Prince by
Call Number: JB 921 SAI (Junior Biography)
Text and illustrations look at the life of French aviator and writer, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Queen of the Falls by
Call Number: JB 921 TAY (Junior Biography)
Recounts the stunt performed by sixty-two-year-old retired charm school instructor Annie Edson Taylor, who went over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel in an effort to gain fame and fortune.
Star Stuff by
Call Number: JB 920 SAG
A biography of Carl Sagan focusing on his childhood and culminating in the Voyager mission and the Golden Record
Wangari's Trees of Peace by
Call Number: JB 921 MAA (Junior Biography)
Tells the story of Wangari Maathai, a Nobel Prize-winning environmentalist who, shocked to see entire forests being cut down in her native country of Kenya, decides to take action, beginning with the planting of nine seedlings in her own backyard.
Emmanuel's Dream by
Call Number: JB 920 YEB
"The story of a West African youth who pursued an education, helped support his family and became a record-setting cyclist in spite of a disability traces his ongoing achievements as an activist"
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine by
Call Number: JB 920 LOV
"Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the famous romantic poet, Lord Byron, develops her creativity through science and math. When she meets Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada understands the machine better than anyone else and writes the world's first computer program in order to demonstrate its capabilities"
Malala Yousafzai by
Call Number: JB 921 YOU (Junior Biography)
Looks as the life of Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani woman who was shot by the Taliban for sharing her views about education for and the unfair treatment of girls and women and won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Chuck Close by
Call Number: JB 920 CLO
Artist Chuck Close introduces children to his art, shows the processes he uses in his studios, and answers questions about his life and the challenges--physical and mental--he has faced.