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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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1.   Champion for Children's Health: Dr. S. Josephine Baker
Lydia M. Anderson (Illustrator), Greg Ptacek (Author)
The biography of Dr. S. Josephine Baker who single-handedly established preventive health care for children as a field of medicine.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
2.   Dinner at Aunt Connie's House
Written by
Faith Ringgold
Melody meets her newly adopted cousin, Lonnie, at her Aunt Connie's house one summer. While playing, the youngsters discover 12 paintings in the attic, each of which depicts a famous African-American woman.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
3.   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]
 
4.   The Workers' Detective: A Story About Dr. Alice Hamilton
Stephanie Sammartino McPherson (Author), Janet Schulz (Illustrator)
A story about Dr. Alice Hamilton, social worker and doctor, whose work brought attention to the health risks associated with certain jobs.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
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