Biographies (Middle/High)

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  • ? My Sergei, a Love Story.
  • Brickhill, Paul. Reach for the Sky. (Douglas Bader)
  • Brown, Christy. My Left Foot.
  • Cary, Lorene. Black ice. (Knopf, 1992)
  • Chang, Jung. Wild Swans.
  • Charriere, Henri. Papillon.
  • Cosby, Bill. Any of his biographical books.
  • Durrell, Gerald. My Family and Other Animals.
  • Feynman, Richard. Surely You Are Joking, Mr. Feynman.
  • Filipovic, Zlata. Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo. (Viking, 1994)
  • Fleischman, Sid. The Abracadabra Kid.
  • Frank, Anne. The Diary of Anne Frank.
  • Gallman, Kuki. I Dreamed of Africa.
  • Graham, Robin Lee. Dove.
  • Lopez, Charlotte. Lost in the System. (This Miss Teen USA was a foster child almost her entire childhood, and shares some heartbreaking experiences she survived while trying to get adopted. One of our girls was moved to research the foster care system in the USA after reading this.)
  • McCartney, Bill. From Ashes to Glory.
  • McDonald, Janet Project Girl
  • McKissack, Patricia & Fredrick. Sojourner Truth : Ain't I a Woman? (Scholastic Hardcover, 1992)
  • Mowat, Farley. Woman in the Mists: The Story of Dian Fossey and the Mountain Gorillas of Africa.
  • Stanley, Diane & Peter Vennema. Charles Dickens: The Man Who Had Great Expectations. (RL: Ages 9-12; Morrow; 1993; The authors of Bard of Avon present a beautifully illustrated examination of the life and times of distinguished English writer Charles Dickens, revealing the dramatic contrasts of the Victorian period and Dickens's own varied career.)
  • Sykes, Christopher (ed.). No Ordinary Genius: The Illustrated Richard Feynman. (W.W. Norton, 1994)
  • The Database of Award-Winning Literature