Category Archives: biography

Anne Frank by Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Anne Frank by Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Little People, Big Dreams series, is a really nice introduction to Anne Frank.  This is an early picture book biography. The story is a very simplified version of the diary of Anne Frank. The pictures are cartoony, yet … Continue reading

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Kid Scientists by David Stabler and Anoosha Syed

Kid Scientists by David Stabler and Anoosha Syed is a wonderful collection of stories that share the early path of some famous scientists. This is an excellent nonfiction book that would be great upper elementary and middle school students. I … Continue reading

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Love and Ruin by Paula McLain

Love and Ruin by Paula McLain is a historical fiction book that focuses on on Ernest Hemingway’s third wife, Martha Gellhorn. Martha was a respected and celebrated person with many accomplishments. She was a war correspondent for 60 years, and an author in … Continue reading

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Dare to Be Kind by Lizzie Velasquez

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Dare to Be Kind by Lizzie Velasquez is an inspirational story. Lizzie has a rare skin condition that has subjected her to bullying and being mistreated. this book is about treating others with compassion and how it can transform your heart into … Continue reading

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Super Women: Six Scientists Who Changed the World

Super Women: Six Scientists Who Changed the World shares biographies of six female scientists, whose discoveries have had an immeasurable impact on the world, but due to their gender, have been forgotten by history.  This book includes biographies about Shark expert … Continue reading

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From Depths We Rise by Sarah Rodriguez

From Depths We Rise by Sarah Rodriguez is a story where the author recounts her husband Joel’s battle with cancer, their struggle to conceive, his eventual death, and her attempts at IVF afterward. Sarah was writing about incredibly emotional experiences … Continue reading

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Olympic Collision: The Story of Mary Decker and Zola Budd by Kyle Keiderling

Olympic Collision: The Story of Mary Decker and Zola Budd by Kyle Keiderling the stories of two runners, who took very different paths to that fateful moment. Through exhaustive research and interviews with many people who worked with or were close … Continue reading

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Irena’s Children by Tilar J. Mazzeo

Irene’s Children by Tilar J. Mazzeo is the story of a young social worker named Irena Sendler decided to do her part to help Warsaw’s Jews. She worked with the Polish Underground to smuggle over 2,000 children out of the Warsaw Ghetto and … Continue reading

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