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The books in this category tell the life stories of real people, some famous and others less well known. In many of these books the focus of the biography is the person's contribution to making a better world; in many there is also the theme of obstacles that had to be overcome in order for the person to succeed.
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  Mom's Best Friend
Sally Hobart Alexander (Author), George Ancona (Illustrator)
The true story of a woman, her family, and her guide dog.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Christine King Farris (Author), Chris K. Soentpiet (Illustrator)
Renowned educator Christine King Farris, older sister of the late Dr. King, recalls the birth of her two younger brothers and reflects on life in the King household from the vantage point of an older sibling. Using simple language, she describes race relations in the South during her childhood, shares the lessons that the King children learned from their family about standing up for justice and equality, and sets the stage for the historic journey that her brother would embark upon in the years to come.
[Grade Level: 2 - 4]
 
  Native American Doctor: The Story of Susan Laflesche Picotte
Written by
Jeri Ferris
The story of Susan LaFlesche Picotte, the first Native American woman to earn a medical degree.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  Night Golf
Cedric Lucas (Illustrator), William Miller (Author)
A young African-American boy finds his way around the racial barriers of the 1960s and learns to play golf.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Oh, the Places He Went
Kerry Maguire (Illustrator), Maryann N. Weidt (Author)
 
  Peace and Bread: The Story of Jane Adams
Written by
Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
The story of Jane Addams, who overcame many obstacles to make Chicago's Hull House a thriving community center.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt
David A. Adler (Author), Robert Casilla (Illustrator)
A short biography of the woman who overcame a difficult childhood to become a woman of great accomplishments.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass
David A. Adler (Author), Samuel Byrd (Illustrator)
A biography of the man who after escaping slavery, became an orator, writer and leader in the abolitionist movement.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  A Picture Book of George Washington Carver
David A. Adler (Author), Dan Brown (Illustrator)
A brief biography of the African-American scientist who overcame tremendous hardships to make important discoveries in the field of agriculture.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson
David A. Adler (Author), Robert Casilla (Illustrator)
The story of the first African American to play major league baseball in the United States.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
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