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Anne Frank : the diary of a young girl Juvenile Book Anne Frank : the diary of a young girl

Frank, Anne, 1929-1945.
J 940.5315 FRANK

A young girl’s journal records her family’s struggles during two years of hiding from the Nazis in war-torn Holland.




The notorious Benedict Arnold : a true story of adventure, heroism, & treachery Juvenile Book The notorious Benedict Arnold : a true story of adventure, heroism, & treachery

Sheinkin, Steve.
J BIO ARNOLD SHEINKI

An introduction to the life of Benedict Arnold that highlights not only the traitorous actions that made him legendary, but also his heroic involvement in the American Revolution.




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

Fleming, Candace.
J BIO BARNUM FLEMING

The life of one of the greatest showmen who ever lived, introducing some of the amazing performers who worked for him, and reviewing the impact his show has had on the world due to its incredible popularity.




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

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

The life of the Alabama teenager who played an integral but little-known role in the Montgomery bus strike, once by refusing to give up a bus seat, and again, by becoming a plaintiff in the landmark civil rights case against the bus company.




A girl named Faithful Plum : the true story of a dancer from China and how she achieved her dream Juvenile Book A girl named Faithful Plum : the true story of a dancer from China and how she achieved her dream

Bernstein, Richard, 1944-
J BIO LI BERNSTE

In A Girl Named Faithful Plum, renowned journalist Richard Bernstein has written a fascinating account of one girl's struggle to go from the remote farmlands of China to the world's stages, and the lengths she went to in order to follow her dream.




This star won't go out : the life and words of Esther Grace Earl Teen Book This star won't go out : the life and words of Esther Grace Earl

Earl, Esther, 1994-2010, author.
TEEN 362.1969 EARL

A memoir told through the journals, letters, and stories of young cancer patient Esther Earl.




Persepolis Teen Book Persepolis

Satrapi, Marjane, 1969-
TEEN 955.054 SATRAPI

The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life. Graphic novel.




Jane Austen : a life revealed Teen Book Jane Austen : a life revealed

Reef, Catherine.
TEEN BIO AUSTEN REEF

An intimate peek at Austen’s life and innermost feelings, interweaving her narrative with well-crafted digests of each of Austen’s published novels.




King of the mild frontier : an ill-advised autobiography Teen Book King of the mild frontier : an ill-advised autobiography

Crutcher, Chris.
TEEN BIO CRUTCHE CRUTCHE

Whether trying to impress members of the girls' softball team--with disastrous dental results--or enduring the humiliation of his high school athletic club initiation, Crutcher's recollections of the tricky road to adulthood is both hilarious and unforgettable.




Charles and Emma : the Darwins' leap of faith Teen Book Charles and Emma : the Darwins' leap of faith

Heiligman, Deborah.
TEEN BIO DARWIN HEILIGM

An account of Charles Darwin’s life and evolutionary theory, examining how his personal life affected his work and vice versa because of his wife’s strong religious beliefs.




Soul surfer : a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board Teen Book Soul surfer : a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board

Hamilton, Bethany.
TEEN BIO HAMILTO HAMILTO

The teenage surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack describes how she has coped with this life-altering event with the help of her faith, the changes in her life, and her return surfing.




Steve Jobs : the man who thought different : a biography Teen Book Steve Jobs : the man who thought different : a biography

Blumenthal, Karen.
TEEN BIO JOBS BLUMENT

Traces the inspiring life and career of the late founder of Apple, covering topics ranging from his struggles as an adopted child and a college dropout to his Buddhist faith and friendship with Steve Wozniak, in a portrait framed around his inspirational Stanford University commencement speech.




Janis Joplin : rise up singing Teen Book Janis Joplin : rise up singing

Angel, Ann, 1952-
TEEN BIO JOPLIN ANGEL

This biography of the iconic music performer draws on anecdotes from friends and band mates and examines her relationships, musical themes, and ongoing influence.




I am Scout : a biography of Harper Lee Teen Book I am Scout : a biography of Harper Lee

Shields, Charles J., 1951-
TEEN BIO LEE SHIELDS

This biography tells the story of how Harper Lee struggled to become an author and created one of the most popular novels of the 20th century.




Tomboy : a graphic memoir Teen Book Tomboy : a graphic memoir

Prince, Liz, author.
TEEN BIO PRINCE PRINCE

Eschewing female stereotypes throughout her early years and failing to gain acceptance on the boys' baseball team, Liz learns to embrace her own views on gender as she comes of age, in an anecdotal graphic novel memoir.




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