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Teens Read Biographies

The Brave Escape of Edith Wharton
The Brave Escape of Edith Wharton A Biography By Wooldridge, Connie Nordhielm (Book - 2010 ) / 813.52 WHARTON WOOLDRI Available in some locations

Annotation:184p. (Gr 6 +) From her earliest years, Edith found ways to escape from the expectations of her family and society as she followed her own path to become an acclaimed author.

Charles and Emma
Charles and Emma The Darwins' Leap of Faith By Heiligman, Deborah (Book - 2009 ) / 576.8209 DARWIN HEILIGM Available in some locations

Annotation:268p. (Gr 8 +) An unforgettable portrait of Charles Darwin and his wife, Emma. Despite their opposing viewpoints on religion and science, their love for each other triumphs and ultimately influences Darwin's compelling work on the theory of natural selection.

Great Peacemakers
Great Peacemakers True Stories From Around the World By Beller, Ken (Book - 2008 ) / 303.66 BELLER Available in some locations

Annotation:195p. (Gr 7 +) Profiles twenty inspiring individuals, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa, Jane Goodall, and the Dalai Lama, who pursued peace by choosing nonviolence, living peace, honoring diversity, valuing all life, or caring for the planet.

In Defiance of Hitler
In Defiance of Hitler The Secret Mission of Varian Fry By McClafferty, Carla Killough (Book - 2008 ) / 940.5318 FRY MCCLAFF Available in some locations

Annotation:196p. (Gr 7 +) The American magazine editor Varian Fry became a true hero by helping over two thousand people, including famous artists, scientists, and musicians, flee the Nazi regime.

Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin Rise up Singing By Angel, Ann (Book - 2010 ) / 782.4216 JOPLIN ANGEL Available in some locations

Annotation:120p. (Gr 9 +) Janis Joplin was the first Queen of Rock, and her story is vividly portrayed in this account of her short but influential life.

Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash I See A Darkness : A Graphic Novel By Kleist, Reinhard (Book - 2009 ) 782.4216 CASH KLEIST Available in some locations

Annotation:221p. (Gr 6 +) This award-winning graphic novel from Germany weaves the troubled life of Johnny Cash with his soul wrenching songs and memorable concert at Folsom Prison.

Med Head
Med Head My Knock-down, Drag-out, Drugged-up Battle With My Brain By Patterson, James (Book - 2010 ) 616.83 FRIEDMA PATTERS Available in some locations

Annotation:320p. (Gr 7 +) Cory suffers from Tourette's syndrome and suffers through many, many medications to control his tics. When he turns to alcohol, his parents send him to a wilderness camp, hoping it will help.

The Notorious Benedict Arnold
The Notorious Benedict Arnold A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery By Sheinkin, Steve (Book - 2010 ) J/ 973.382 ARNOLD SHEINKI Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 13 copies

Annotation:337p. (Gr 6 +) This recounts the story of how Benedict Arnold became a legendary traitor and also his heroic involvement in the American Revolution.

Sea Cows, Shamans, and Scurvy
Sea Cows, Shamans, and Scurvy Alaska's First Naturalist : Georg Wilhelm Steller By Arnold, Ann (Book - 2008 ) J/ 508.092 STELLER ARNOLD Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:227p. (Gr 7 +) In 1741, George Wilhelm set sail from Siberia on a dangerous mission bound for America.

Sir Charlie
Sir Charlie Chaplin, the Funniest Man in the World By Fleischman, Sid (Book - 2010 ) / 791.4302 CHAPLIN FLEISCH Available in some locations

Annotation:268p. (Gr 6 +) Charlie Chaplin was born in the slums of London in 1889 and went on to become a Hollywood icon. This is the rags-to-riches story behind the man with the moustache, bowler hat, and cane.

Yes We Can
Yes We Can A Biography of President Barack Obama By Thomas, Garen Eileen (Book - 2009 ) J/ 973.932 OBAMA THOMAS Available in some locations

Annotation:236p. (Gr 6 +) Learn about the life of Barack Obama and his historic Presidency.

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