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