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My name is Kelli Zellner, and I'm in the Graduate School Library Media
Program at McDaniel College in Maryland.  As a part of our Selection and
Use course, my classmates and I needed to compile short book orders around
a particular topic.  My partner and  chose biographies for high school. 
Please let me know what you think of the list.  I hope it can be put to
good use by someone.  (You'll notice we didn't stick strictly to 920s, but
the books are all biographical or autobiographical.)  Thank you!

Ben Franklin's Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life.
 Fleming, Candace.  689835493.   Simon & Schuster/Atheneum.  c2003. 
973.3.  $19.95.
Bio told in format of Poor Richard's Almanac.  Gr 5-10.   120p.   (BL Aug
03, SLJ Oct 04, HB 03 #5)

The Burn Journals.  Runyon, Brent.  375826211.   Knopf.  c2004.  921. 
Autobiography/memoir of boy who set himself afire.  Gr 6-12.   144p.   (BL
Jun 04, SLJ Nov 04, HB Apr 05)

Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy. 
Warren, Andrea.  0374322244.   Farrar, Straus and Giroux.  c2004. 
959.704.  $17.00.
Amerasian boy leaves Vietnam, adopted by Americans.  Gr 5-10.   110p.  
(BL Jun 04, SLJ Oct 04, HB 04 #5)

Frederick Douglass: For the Great Family of Man.  Burchard, Peter. 
689832400.   Simon & Schuster/Atheneum.  c2003.  921.  $18.95.
Well-researched, MD connection, good visuals.  Gr 6-12.   240p.   (BL Feb
03, SLJ Jan 03, HB Oct 03)

Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America.  Dumas,
Firoozeh.  1400060400.   Villard.  c2003.  979.4.  $21.95.
Iranian girl faces repercussions of hostage crisis.  Gr 10-12.   187p.  
(BL Jun 03, SLJ Nov 03, VOYA Apr 04)

Galileo Galilei and the Science of Motion .  William J. Boerst . 
1931798001.   Morgan Reynolds Incorporated.  c2004.  921.  $26.95.
Galileo as window into 17th-century life.  Gr 6-12.   144p.   (BL Nov 03,
SLJ Dec 03, HB Apr 04)

How Angel Peterson Got His Name and Other Outrageous Tales About Extreme
Sports.  Paulsen, Gary.  385729499.   Random/Wendy Lamb.  c2003.  921. 
Stories about author's sportsy childhood.  Gr 9-12.   128p.   (BL Dec 02,
SLJ Feb 03, HB 03 #1)

John Lennon:  All I Want is the Truth.  Partridge, Elizabeth.  670059544. 
 Viking.  c2005.  782.4216.  $24.99.
Photos, discography, etc.  Gr 9-12.   232p.   (BL Nov 05, SLJ Oct 05, HBM
Sept 05)

Mystery and Terror: The Story of Edgar Allan Poe .  William Schoell . 
1931798397.   Morgan Reynolds Incorporated.  c2004.  921.  $23.95.
Succinct, frank, Baltimore connection.  Gr 6-12.   128p.   (BL Oct 04, SLJ
Dec 04, HB Apr 05)

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood.  Satrapi, Marjane.  375422307.  
Pantheon.  c2002.  955.05.  $17.95.
Graphic novel: great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor.  Gr 9-12.  
153p.   (BL May 03, SLJ Aug 03, VOYA Dec 03)

Samuel Adams: Son of Liberty, Father of Revolution.  Irvin, Benjamin. 
1951132254.   Oxford UP.  c2002.  921.  $28.00.
Accessible, primary sources excerpts, good illustrations.  Gr 9-12.  
176p.   (BL Feb 03, SLJ Feb 03, VOYA Aug 03)

The Tree of Life: A Book Depicting the Life of Charles Darwin, Naturalist,
Geologist and Thinker.  Sis, Peter.  374456283.   Farrar/Frances Foster. 
c2003.  921.  $18.00.
Illustrated account of Darwin's life.  Gr 7-10.   34p.   (BL Oct 03, SLJ
Oct 03, HB 03 #6)

The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for
Equal Rights.  Freedman, Russell.  618159762.   Clarion.  c2004.  921. 
African-American opera singer defies stereotypes.  Gr 9-12.   114p.   (BL
Jun 04, SLJ Jul 04, HB Fall 04)

Theodore Roosevelt: Champion of the American Spirit.  Kraft, Betsy Harvey.
 0618142649.   Clarion.  c2003.  973.91.  $19.00.
Childhood, military campaigns, politics.  Gr 6-10.   180p.   (BL Oct 03,
SLJ Dec 03, HB 03 #6)

We Beat the Street:  How a Friendship Led to Success.  Davis, Sampson, Et
Al.  525474072.   Dutton.  c2005.  610.  $16.99.
Three friends make pact, become doctors, and tour.  Gr 7-10.   128p.   (BL
Apr 05, SLJ May 05, VOYA Jun 05)

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