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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

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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