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GENRES: Biography


She touched the world :  Laura Bridgman, deaf-blind pioneer book She touched the world : Laura Bridgman, deaf-blind pioneer

Alexander, Sally Hobart.
JB BRIDGMA ALEXAND

When she was just two years old, Laura Bridgman lost her sight, her hearing, and most of her senses of smell and taste. But then a progressive doctor, who had just opened the country's first school for the blind in Boston, took her in. Laura learned to communicate, read, and write--and eventually even to teach.



Manfish :   a story of Jacques Cousteau book Manfish : a story of Jacques Cousteau

Berne, Jennifer.
EB COUSTEA BERNE

Before Jacques Cousteau became an internationally known oceanographer and champion of the seas, he was a curious little boy. In this biography, poetic text and paintings combine to create a portrait of Jacques Cousteau.



American moments :  scenes from American history Juvenile Book American moments : scenes from American history

Burleigh, Robert.
J 973 BURLEIG

In this refreshingly inventive picture book, readers are placed directly into the action of 18 monumental events in American history. Each moment captures the heart and soul of the nation--the triumphs as well as the trials it has endured.



Eleanor book Eleanor

Cooney, Barbara, 1917-2000.
EB ROOSEVE COONEY

Presents the childhood of Eleanor Roosevelt, who married a president of the United States and became known as a great humanitarian.



Boy :   tales of childhood book Boy : tales of childhood

Dahl, Roald.
B- DAHL DAHL

Presents humorous anecdotes from the author's childhood which includes summer vacations in Norway and an English boarding school.



Sir Charlie : Chaplin, the funniest man in the world Juvenile Book Sir Charlie : Chaplin, the funniest man in the world

Fleischman, Sid, 1920-2010.
J BIO CHAPLIN FLEISCH

A Newbery Medalist presents one of the most compelling rags-to-riches stories of modern times, in this biography of the legendary Little Tramp, Charlie Chaplin.



The great and only Barnum :   the tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum book The great and only Barnum : the tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum

Fleming, Candace.
JB BARNUM FLEMING

Biography of P.T. Barnum, showman and founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Readers can visit Barnum's American Museum; meet Tom Thumb, the miniature man (only 39 in. tall) and his tinier bride (32 in.); experience the thrill Barnum must have felt when, at age 60, he joined the circus; and discover Barnum's legacy.



Lafayette and the American Revolution Juvenile Book Lafayette and the American Revolution

Freedman, Russell.
J BIO LAFAYET FREEDMA

Recount how the aristocratic Frenchman, who disdained court life and craved battlefield glory, came to the aid of the Continental Army and ended up one of George Washington's closest associates and friends. From Lafayette's mostly fatherless childhood and military career to his exile for his part in the French Revolution and his final, vindicated days.



Claudette Colvin : twice toward justice Juvenile Book Claudette Colvin : twice toward justice

Hoose, Phillip M., 1947-
J BIO COLVIN HOOSE

Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, skillfully weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history.



The extraordinary Mark Twain (according to Susy) Juvenile Book The extraordinary Mark Twain (according to Susy)

Kerley, Barbara.
J BIO TWAIN KERLEY

Thirteen-year-old Susy Clemens wants the world to know that her papa, Mark Twain, is more than just a humorist and sets out to write a comprehensive biography of the American icon.



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