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Biographies and Autobiographies for Junior High and Up

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Roaring Brook Press

Episodes

My Life as I See It

EPISODES is a memoir like no other. Debut writer, Blaze Ginsberg, offers a unique perspective on his life as a highly-functioning autistic 21 year old....

"...EPISODES is a memoir like no other. Debut writer, Blaze Ginsberg, offers a unique perspective on his life as a highly-functioning autistic 21 year old..... EPISODES is a memoir like no other. Debut writer, Blaze Ginsberg, offers a unique perspective on his life as a highly-functioning autistic 21 year old. Inspired by the format of the Internet Movie Database, Blaze organizes his life events as a collection of episodes. Some episodes are still running, some are in syndication, and some have sad..."

Blaze Ginsberg Blaze Ginsberg

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Henry Holt and Co.

The Poet Slave of Cuba

A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano

A lyrical biography of a Cuban slave who escaped to become a celebrated poet. Born into the household of a wealthy slave owner in Cuba in 1797, Juan...

By Margarita Engle and Sean Qualls

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Henry Holt and Co.

Adventurous Women

Eight True Stories About Women Who Made a Difference

The adventures of eight inspiring women of the twentieth century. Mary Gibson Henry risked her life following her passion for new botanical species. During...

"...The adventures of eight inspiring women of the twentieth century. Mary Gibson Henry risked her life following her passion for new botanical species. During.... The adventures of eight inspiring women of the twentieth century. Mary Gibson Henry risked her life following her passion for new botanical species. During the Civil War, Katharine Wormeley worked aboard hospital ships and helped to save the lives of many sick and wounded soldiers. With a promise and a dollar and a half, Mary McLeod Beth..."

Penny Colman Penny Colman

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Henry Holt and Co.

Charles and Emma

The Darwins' Leap of Faith

Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species, his revolutionary tract on evolution and the fundamental ideas involved, in 1859. Nearly 150 years later, the...

Deborah Heiligman Deborah Heiligman

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Henry Holt and Co.

I Am Scout

The Biography of Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most widely read novels in American literature. It’s also a perennial favorite in highschool English classrooms across the...

Charles J. Shields Charles J. Shields

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Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert was only twenty three when he ventured into Mohawk territory in search of the answers to some pressing questions: where were...

"...Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert was only twenty three when he ventured into Mohawk territory in search of the answers to some pressing questions: where were.... Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert was only twenty three when he ventured into Mohawk territory in search of the answers to some pressing questions: where were all the beaver skins that the Indians should have been shipping down the river? Was the money that should have been going into the pockets of the Dutch going to the French inste..."

George O'Connor George O'Connor

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Emperors of the Ice

A True Story of Disaster and Survival in the Antarctic, 1910-13

Apsley George Benet Cherry-Garrard has always dreamt of becoming an explorer. So in the spring of 1910, when Captain Robert Falcon Scott offers young “Cherry”...

Richard Farr Richard Farr

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Hole in My Life

"This true tale of the worst year in the author's life will be a big surprise for his many fans . . .This is a story of mistakes, dues, redemption, and finally...

Jack Gantos Jack Gantos

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Melanie Kroupa Books

Snow Falling in Spring

Coming of Age in China During the Cultural Revolution

Most people cannot remember when their childhood ended. I, on the other hand, have a crystal-clear memory of that moment. It happened at night in the summer of...

Moying Li Moying Li

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Melanie Kroupa Books

Tasting the Sky

A Palestinian Childhood

Winner, Arab American National Museum Book Award for Children's/YA Literature, among other awards and honors. “When a war ends it does not go away,” my...

Ibtisam Barakat Ibtisam Barakat

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Square Fish

Upon the Head of the Goat

A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944

Upon the Head of the Goat is the winner of the 1982 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Nonfiction and a 1982 Newbery Honor Book.

"...A Newbery Honor Book. A Newbery Honor Book. “At the outbreak of World War II, 9-year-old Piri is visiting her grandmother in the Ukrainian countryside and is unable to return to her family in the Hungarian town of Beregszász. Aranka Siegal, the Piri of the narrative, finally comes home the following year but finds her life forever changed.” – Starred, School Library Journal “This is a book that should be read by all those interested in the Holocaust and what it did to young and old.” – Isaac B..."

Aranka Siegal Aranka Siegal

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