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LM_NETTERS! 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: email@example.com Date: Sat, 1 Jan 1994 19:38:05 -0500 (EST) Mary--Here are two biographies I cannot keep on the shelves: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOM X MICHAEL JORDAN (any bio of him) Good idea, please do the HIT! firstname.lastname@example.org LM_NET IS A JOY! From: "Linda S. French" <email@example.com> Subject: Re: TARGET: Biography Bks for 9-12 To: "Mary N. Stallings" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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. TMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTM LInda Frenchlfrench@UMD5.UMD.EDU Springbrook High School Silver Spring, MD TMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTMTM From: email@example.com Subject: biographies To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Sat, 01 Jan 1994 12:34:00 EST I do not have any specific titles, but I have found that by eliminating 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 them browse for biographies of their favorites. It takes a bit of talking, originally, but I find it well worth the effort of recataloging. Theresa Toy, Rundlett Jr High, Concord, NH email@example.com Mary, _Little girl lost_ - Drew Barrymore I had to buy extra copies, and they are never on the shelf. Available in paperback. _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 know. Shelley Glantz, Library Media Specialist Arlington (MA) High School firstname.lastname@example.org From: A_KUEBBELER@ojc.colorado.edu Subject: Re: TARGET: Biography Bks for 9-12 To: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 <email@example.com> Subject: RE: TARGET: Biography Bks for 9-12 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Tue, 11 Jan 94 10:16:41 AST Try two Canadian titles, both of which will appeal to reluctant male students. Both chronicle the lives of young men who while incarcerated 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 <email@example.com> Subject: Re: TARGET: Biography Bks for 9-12 To: "Mary N. Stallings" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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! From: "NANCY DANIELS -- IOWA-GRANT ELEMENTARY MIDDLE SCHOOL (IGEMS)" <DANIELSA@uwplatt.edu> Subject: Biographies To: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 catastrophic injuries in Vietnam and went on to find meaning for his life despite incredible odds - Pulitzer Prize for biography).