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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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  Ellen Ochoa: First Latina Astronaut
Lila Guzman (Author), Rick Guzman (Author)
Part of the Famous Latinos series, this easy-to-read biography describes the life of the first Hispanic woman in space. The daughter of Mexican immigrants, Ochoa excelled in school and went on to be an electrical engineer, inventor and pilot, but dreamed of being an astronaut. Ochoa pursued her goal, even after being turned down twice by NASA, and was accepted into the space program in 1990. Using simple text, numerous photographs, a timeline and glossary, the authors describe Ochoa’s training and experiences as an astronaut. The book is also available in a Spanish language edition, Ellen Ochoa: La Primera Astronauta Latina.
[Grade Level: 2 - 4]
 
  Emmanuel Osofu Yeboah, Advocate for Ghana's Disabled Population
Written by
Adam Woog
Emmanuel Osofu Yeboah was born with a deformed leg in Ghana, where people with disabilities are considered burdens to society. In 2001, Emmanuel devoted himself to changing this view and biked one-legged 370 miles around Ghana. Through continued efforts, he has forever changed his nation's treatment and view of people with disabilities.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
 
  Farmworker's Friend: The Story of Cesar Chavez
Written by
David R. Collins
The life and accomplishments of the labor activist who helped organize migrant farm workers.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  A Fire in Her Bones: The Story of Mary Lyon
Written by
Dorothy Schack Rosen
A story of Mary Lyon, founder of Mount Holyoke College, the first permanent college for women in the United States.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  Fireflies in the Dark: The Story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezin
Written by
Susan Goldman Rubin
The story of Friedel Dicker, a Jewish woman from Prague, who taught art to children at the Terezin concentration camp.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  First Woman President of the United States of America!: When Will We Get One? Who Will It Be?!
Carole Marsh (Author), Vicki DeJoy (Illustrator)
“It has to happen sooner or later—Americans will elect a woman to be president of the United States!” Beginning with this assertion, Marsh explores the history of women in politics and the road they have paved toward the White House. The book presents information, and also invites students to note their ideas on a variety of topics, including the job of the presidency, how a woman might be different in this role, and other countries who have had female leaders. Marsh profiles past female U.S. presidential candidates and prominent women in U.S. politics, including a special feature on Hillary Clinton.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
 
  Forgotten Victims of the Holocaust
Written by
Linda Jacobs Altman
Altman explores the expansion of Nazi Germany and the effect it had on the people of the countries that were invaded, including Poles, Russians, Gypsies, Homosexuals and others. She uses memories of survivors to discuss the experiences of those who were tortured and killed by the Nazis.
[Grade Level: 5 - 9]
 
  Gandhi
Written and Illustrated by
Demi
 
  Happy Birthday Martin Luther King
Jean Marzollo (Author), J. Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)
An easy-to-read biography of Dr. King.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom
Rae Bains (Author), Larry Johnson (Illustrator)
The biography of a girl whose fight to freedom was the first step in her becoming "conductor" on the underground railroad.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
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