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Teens Read Biographies

Master of Deceit
Master of Deceit J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies By Aronson, Marc Book - 2012 / 363.2509 ARONSON Available in some locations

Annotation:230 p. (Gr 9-12) An exploration of one of the most powerful Americans of the twentieth century unmasks the man behind the FBI, his family history, and relationships, and explores his own need for secrecy, deceit, and control, and the broad trends in society that shaped his world.

Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono Collector of Skies By Beram, Nell Book - 2013 / 700.92 ONO Available in some locations

Annotation:148 p. (Gr 7-12) This lyrical biography explores the life and art of Yoko Ono, from her childhood haiku to her avant-garde visual art and experimental music. Her focus remained on being an artist, even when the rest of world saw her only as the wife of John Lennon.

Little Fish
Little Fish A Memoir From A Different Kind of Year By Beyer, Ramsey Book - 2013 / 741.5973 BEYER Available in some locations

Annotation:272 p. (Gr 8-12) Told through real-life journals, collages, lists, and drawings, this coming-of-age story illustrates the transformation of an 18-year-old girl from a small-town teenager into an independent city-dwelling college student. Written in an autobiographical style with beautiful artwork, Little Fish shows the challenges of being a young person facing the world on her own for the very first time.

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs The Man Who Thought Different : A Biography By Blumenthal, Karen Book - 2012 / 338.761 JOBS BLUMENT Available in some locations

Annotation:321 p. (Gr 9-12) 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.

A Marked Man
A Marked Man The Assassination of Malcolm X By Doeden, Matt Book - 2013 / 320.546 X DOEDEN Available in some locations

Annotation:96 p. (Gr 6-9) This book provides an overview to the assassination, and the impact of Malcolm X's life, and his death, on civil rights in the United States. Examines the assassination of the civil rights leader, describing his tumultuous relationship with the Nation of Islam, the events leading up to his assassination, and the prosecution of his assailants.

I See the Promised Land
I See the Promised Land A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr By Flowers, A. R. Book - 2013 / 323.092 KING FLOWERS Available in some locations

Annotation:154 p. (Gr 7-12) Describes the apartheid South in Martin Luther King's time, which in many ways was not very different from the early days of slavery, with descriptions of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the formation of civil rights groups, and mass movements against segregation.

My Adventures as A Young Filmmaker
My Adventures as A Young Filmmaker By Jenks, Andrew Book - 2013 / 791.4302 JENKS Available in some locations

Annotation:224 p. (Gr 8-12) Fans of all ages will be able to discover everything they've ever wanted to know about Jenks, from growing up to becoming a renowned documentary filmmaker in this comprehensive photo-biography. How did he do it? By following his own rules for success-always be flexible, fake it till you make it, and never accept no.

The Boy on the Wooden Box
The Boy on the Wooden Box How the Impossible Became Possible...on Schindler's List By Leyson, Leon Book - 2013 J/ 940.5318 LEYSON Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 14 copies

Annotation:231 p. (Gr 6-10) The biography of Leon Leyson, the only memoir published by a former Schindler's List child.

Home Front Girl
Home Front Girl A Diary of Love, Literature, and Growing up in Wartime America By Morrison, Joan Book - 2013 / 977.3042 MORRISO Available in some locations

Annotation:252 p. (Gr 7-12) This is the diary of a smart, astute, and funny teenager, making a record of what an everyday American girl thought and felt during the Depression and the lead-up to World War II. This is an important primary source on the late 1930s and early 1940s.

The Brontë Sisters
The Brontë Sisters The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily and Anne By Reef, Catherine Book - 2012 / 823.809 BRONTE REEF Available in some locations

Annotation:240 p. (Gr 7-12) The Brontë sisters are among the most beloved writers of all time, best known for their classic nineteenth-century novels Jane Eyre (Charlotte), Wuthering Heights (Emily), and Agnes Grey (Anne). In this sometimes heartbreaking young adult biography, Catherine Reef explores the turbulent lives of these literary siblings and the oppressive times in which they lived.

Jane Austen
Jane Austen A Life Revealed By Reef, Catherine Book - 2011 / 823.7 AUSTEN REEF Available in some locations

Annotation:208 p. (Gr 9-12) A biography of Jane Austen for students that provides an overview of her personal life, writings, and influence on world literature.

I.M. Pei
I.M. Pei Architect of Time, Place, and Purpose By Rubalcaba, Jill Book - 2011 / 720.92 PEI RUBALCA Available in some locations

Annotation:128 p. (Gr 8-12) A biography of the renowned architect that focuses on six of his signature buildings.

Outcasts United
Outcasts United The Story of A Refugee Soccer Team That Changed A Town By St. John, Warren Book - 2012 / 796.334 ST.JOHN Available in some locations

Annotation:226p. (Gr 9-12) American-educated Jordanian Luma Mufleh founds a youth soccer team comprised of children from Liberia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkan states, and elsewhere in the refugee settlement town of Clarkston, Georgia, bringing the children together to discover their common bonds as they adjust to life in a new homeland.

I Am A SEAL Team Six Warrior
I Am A SEAL Team Six Warrior Memoirs of An American Soldier By Wasdin, Howard E Book - 2012 / 359.0092 WASDIN Available in some locations

Annotation:182p. (Gr 9-12) This is the dramatic tale of how Howard Wasdin overcame a tough childhood to live his dream and enter the exciting and dangerous world of Navy SEALS and Special Forces snipers.

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