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Hello everyone,

We are a group of students, some practicing media specialists and some
classroom teachers, who are completing our Masters in Library Science. For
our Selection and Use class, we have had to compile a Group Book Order of
the best 10-15 titles in a certain category and grade level. We chose
Biographies, since there are so many new things being done with this genre
lately.

Below is our list. Please let us know what you think.


        Title   Author  ISBN    Publisher       Dewey   Summary         Reviews 
Copyright       Cost    
Grades, Pages                           Action Jackson  Greenburg, Jan              
    0-761-3770-3    Roaring
Brook Press     921 or 759.13   A biography of Jackson Pollack and his art
work.           W 6/03; HBM 11/02; BCCB 11/02; SLJ* 10/02; BL* 9/05; Sibert Honor
book 03 © 2002  $22.30  Grades 2-5, 32 pages                            Anne Frank  
    Poole,
Josephine       0-375-93242-9   Knopf
        921 or 940.53   A short biography of Anne Frank, who hid from the Nazi's
during WWII.            SLJ* 9/05; LMC* 8/05; HB 11/05; K 7/15/05; BL* 6/05; PW*
5/23/05; BCCB 9/05      © 2005  $21.59  Grades 4-7, 36 pages                        
    Champ : The Story
Of Muhammad Ali, The    Bolden, Tonya   0-375-92401-9   Knopf   921or
796.83  Chronicles the life and career of boxing great, Muhammad Ali            SLJ*
1/1/05; HB 4/1/05; BL 11/15/04; BCCB 1/1/05     © 2004  $21.59  Grades K-3, 36
pages                           Confucius: The Golden Rule      Freedman, Russell   
    0-439-13957-0   Arthur
A. Levine Books 921 or 181      An illustrated introduction to the life and
teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucius              SLJ* 9/02; LMC* 1/03; PW*
8/02; BL* 10/02; K* 7/02; W 6/03; ALA Notable 03        © 2002  $16.99  Grades 3-8,
48 pages                                Daring Nellie Bly: America's Star Reporter,
The     Christiansen    0-375-81568-6   Knopf   070.92  Biography of Nellie Bly, a
stunt reporter for an 1800ís newspaper          BL 9/03; SLJ 10/03; NB 4/04     ©
2003    $14.40  Grades 3-5, 32 pages                            Genius: A 
Photobiography Of Albert
Einstein        Delano, Marfe   0-7922-9545-5   National Geographic     921  or
530     Presents a biography of Albert Einstein         W 11/05; BL* 4/05; BCCB 
7/05;
LMC 10/05; SLJ* 5/05; HB 10/05; K 3/15/05       © 2005  $30.12  Grades 4-7, 63
pages                           Harvesting Hope:  The Story Of Cesar Chavez
        Krull   0-15-201437-3   Harcourt        331.88  Biography of migrant worker 
Cesar
Chavez who fights for equal rights.             SLJ 6/03; BL 6/03; HB 10/03     ©
2003    $14.45  Grades 2-4, 48 pages                            Jump! : From The 
Life Of Michael
Jordan  Cooper, Floyd   0-399-24230-9   Philomel Books  921 or 796.323
        Story of how basketball great Michael Jordan worked for years to become
good enough to beat his toughest competitor--his older brother          SLJ
12/1/04; HB 4/1/05; BL 9/1/04; BCCB 1/1/05      © 2004  $13.59  Grades K-3, 40
pages                           My Life With Martin:  A Sister Remembers Growing Up 
With Rev. Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.  Farris  0-689-84387-9   Simon and Schuster books for
young readers   323     Biography of Martin Luther King Junior as told from his
sisterís point of view          SLJ2/03;  BL2/03;  HB3/03       © 2003  $15.26  
Grades
K-3, 35 pages                           Promises To Keep : How Jackie Robinson 
Changed
America Robinson, Sharon        0-439-42592-1   Scholastic      921 or
796.357 Robinsonís daughter tells of her father, the first African
American to play in the major leagues.          SLJ* 3/1/04; BL* 2/15/04; HB
10/1/04; BCCB 4/1/04    © 2004  $14.40  Grades 3-6, 64 pages                        
    Sequoyah : The
Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing        Rumford,
James   0-618-36947-3   Houghton Mifflin        921 or 975.004  Biography of the
Cherokee who developed the first written alphabet and language for his
people          SLJ* 10/1/04; HB 4/1/04; BCCB 1/1/05; BL 10/15/04; ALA Notable  ©
2004    $13.60  Grades K-3, 32 pages                            Talkin' About 
Bessie: The Story Of
Aviator Elizabeth Coleman       Grimes, Nikki   0-439-35243-6   Orchard Books   921 
or
629.13  A biography of the first African American woman to receive a pilot
license.                SLJ* 10/02; LMC* 1/03; BL 6/03; HB* 1/03; W 6/03; ALA 
Notable
03;         Coretta Scott King Award 03 © 2002  16.95   Grades 3-6, 48
pages                           To Fly: The Story Of The Wright Brothers        
Old, Wendie C.
        0-618-133347-X  Clarion Books   921 or 629.13   Examines the work the two
Wright brothers did to develop their first machine-powered aircraft.            SLJ*
10/02; BCCB* 11/02; HB 11/02; BL 10/02; W 6/03  © 2002  16.00   Grades 3-6, 48
pages                           Voice Of Her Own:  Phyllis Wheatly, Slave Poet,
A       Lasky   0-7636-0252-3   Candlewick Press        811     Biography of Phyllis
Wheatly         SLJ 1/03; HB 10/03; BCCB 2/03   © 2003  $14.44  Grades K-3, 40
pages                           When Marian Sang: The True Recital Of Marian 
Anderson The Voice
Of A Century    Ryan, Pam Munoz 0-439-26967-9   Scholastic Press        921 or 
782.1    A
biography of the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan
Opera and civil right activist Marian Anderson.         SLJ* 11/02; PW* 10/02; K*
9/02; BL 6/03; LMC* 1/03; W 6/03; ALA Notable 03; Robert F. Sibert Honor
Award 03        © 2002  $16.95  Grades K-5, 37 pages            
The layout is a little off center, so I have made the titles in red.

Thanks for looking.


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