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     A great big THANKS to those of who who responded to my
pleas for help with my BIOGRAPHY section!  Following are the
responses I received:

From: CAROLAN@ids.net
Subject: RE: TARGET: Biography Bks for 9-12
To: mstallin@nhgs.vak12ed.edu
Date: Sat, 1 Jan 1994 19:38:05 -0500 (EST)

Mary--Here are two biographies I cannot keep on the shelves:

          MICHAEL JORDAN (any bio of him)

Good idea, please do the HIT!

From: "Linda S. French" <lfrench@macbeth.umd.edu>
Subject: Re: TARGET: Biography Bks for 9-12
To: "Mary N. Stallings" <mstallin@nhgs.vak12ed.edu>
Date: Sat, 1 Jan 1994 14:19:24 -0500 (EST)

I Tina by Tina Turner.

Gifted Hands, by Ben Carson.  Black doctor who separated
Siamese Twins.

LInda Frenchlfrench@UMD5.UMD.EDU
Springbrook High School
Silver Spring,  MD


From: t_toy@mentor.unh.edu
Subject: biographies
To: mstallin@nhgs.vak12ed.edu
Date: Sat, 01 Jan 1994 12:34:00 EST

I do not have any specific titles, but I have found that by
specific shelves for biographies, and cataloguing them in the
area that
has given them fame, circulation has been great.  The sports
buffs will
read biographies even when they used to get year overview in
sports; history
buffs will pick up biographies, when students have ready
everything by
the author, I point them to the authors Dewey number and have
browse for biographies of their favorites.  It takes a bit of
originally, but I find it well worth the effort of recataloging.
Theresa Toy, Rundlett Jr High, Concord, NH t_toy@mentor.unh.edu


_Little girl lost_ - Drew Barrymore
  I had to buy extra copies, and they are never on the shelf.
Available in

_The Ryan White Story_  - Ryan White
   Autobiography of the young man with AIDS who fought to stay
in school. He was
an outspoken advocate of AIDS patients until his death.
Available in paperback.

_Diary of Anne Frank_
   An eternal favorite.

Anything about Jim Morrison. There are several, but I am at
home and the info is
at school.

If you want the bibliographic info on any of the above, let me

Shelley Glantz, Library Media Specialist
Arlington (MA) High School

From: A_KUEBBELER@ojc.colorado.edu
Subject: Re: TARGET: Biography Bks for 9-12
To: mstallin@nhgs.vak12ed.edu
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 1994 15:57:25 -0700 (MST)

I'd recommend any of Torrey Hayden's books.  Another popular
title is No
Language But a Cry (permabind)

From: G_GRAF@twu.edu
Subject: RE: TARGET: Biography Bks for 9-12
To: mstallin@nhgs.vak12ed.edu
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 1994 22:52:56 -0600 (CST)

Russell Freedman's biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. Jean Fritz
two part auto bigoraphy...Homecoming and ?  are my favorites.
Susan Graf G_Graf@TWU.edu

From: Sara MacRae <smacrae@fox.nstn.ns.ca>
Subject: RE: TARGET: Biography Bks for 9-12
To: mstallin@nhgs.vak12ed.edu
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 94 10:16:41 AST

Try two Canadian titles, both of which will appeal to reluctant
students.  Both chronicle the lives of young men who while
discovered the magic and the therapy of writing.  Malerek is
now an editor
with THE GLOBE AND MAIL, Canada's leading newspaper, and Caron
is back in
the slammer.  Guaranteed for the students who like to "read it
as it is!"
HEY MALEREK!  Victor Malarek.  Seal Books.
GO BOY.  Leslie Caron.  Seal Books.

From: Diane Durbin <dianed@tenet.edu>
Subject: Re: TARGET: Biography Bks for 9-12
To: "Mary N. Stallings" <mstallin@nhgs.vak12ed.edu>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 1994 21:27:04 -0600 (CST)

I think most biographies for kids are dismal!  Boring, boring,
boring.  My
students like these trashy paperbacks about their current
idols.  I have
had *Elvis and Me* stolen countless times.  I really like
anything by
Russell Freedman.  My favorite is *The Wright Brothers: How
They Invented
the Airplane* because they were so smart (they KNEW they were
going to
invent an airplane and so they photographed every thing they
did) and
SOOOO ecentric!

(IGEMS)" <DANIELSA@uwplatt.edu>
Subject: Biographies
To: mstallin@nhgs.vak12ed.edu
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 1994 10:39:19 -0600 (CST)

  One favorite of my seventh and eighth graders
that your high schoolers might like is Walter Dean Myers'
_Malcolm X_.
Nancy Daniels
Iowa-Grant Elementary Middle School
Livingston, WI  53554

From Mary Stallings:

  Just recently purchased and have not been "tested" by my
students, but three I highly recommend based strictly on their
quality are DEN OF LIONS by Terry Anderson (hostage in Middle
East for 7 yrs.), DAYS OF GRACE by
Arthur Ashe, and FORTUNATE SON by Louis Puller (survived
injuries in Vietnam and went on to find meaning for his life
despite incredible odds - Pulitzer Prize for biography).

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