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100 Page Biographies

Searching for a biography that's just the right size? The following biographies have between 100 and 200 pages. Additional 100-page biographies can be found in the Who Was series and the Sterling Biographies series.

John Adams, the writer: a treasury of letters, diaries, and public documents by compiled and edited by Carolyn P. Yoder

John & Abigail Adams: an American love story by Judith St. George

Ansel Adams: America's photographer ; a biography for young people by Beverly Gherman

The voice that challenged a nation: Marian Anderson and the struggle for equal rights by Russell Freedman

Failure is impossible: the story of Susan B. Anthony by Lisa Frederiksen Bohannon

Archimedes and the door of science ; pictures by the author by Jeanne Bendick

Traitor, the case of Benedict Arnold by Jean Fritz

Attila the Hun: leader of the barbarian hordes by Sean Stewart Price

Jane Austen by Deirdre Le Faye

Robert Ballard: oceanographer who discovered the Titanic by Christine M. Hill

Tiki Barber: all-pro on and off the field by Tom Needham

The great and only Barnum: the tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum by Candace Fleming ; illustrated by Ray Fenwick

Clara Barton by Stephen Krensky

Say it with music: the story of Irving Berlin by Nancy Furstinger

Mary McLeod Bethune: a great American educator by Patricia C. McKissack

Tony Blair by Bonnie Hinman

Niels Bohr: physicist and humanitarian by Naomi Pasachoff

Margaret Bourke-White: a photographer's life by Emily Keller

William Bradford: Plymouth's faithful pilgrim by Gary D. Schmidt

Ralph Bunche: winner of the Nobel Peace Prize by Anne Schraff

Aaron Burr and the young nation by W. Scott Ingram

Laura Bush: teacher, librarian, and First Lady by Dina E. Forbes

Meg Cabot by Camille-Yvette Welsch ; foreward by Kyle Zimmer

Who on earth is Archie Carr?: protector of sea turtles by Christine Webster

Jimmy Carter by Ed Slavin

The groundbreaking, chance-taking life of George Washington Carver and science & invention in America by written and illustrated by Cheryl Harness

Mary Cassatt: portrait of an American impressionist by Tom Streissguth

Painting the wild frontier: the art and adventures of George Catlin by Susanna Reich

Charlie Chaplin: genius of the silent screen by Ruth Turk

Johnny Appleseed: "select good seeds and plant them in good ground" by Richard Worth

Charlemagne by Timothy Levi Biel

Agatha Christie: writer of mystery by Carol Dommermuth- Costa

Cleopatra: Egypt's last and greatest queen by Susan Blackaby

Claudette Colvin: twice toward justice by Phillip Hoose

Constantine by Nancy Zinsser Walworth

James Cook by Zachary Kent

Calvin Coolidge by Michael Geoffrey Allen

Nicholas Copernicus and the founding of modern astronomy by Todd Goble

The forbidden schoolhouse: the true and dramatic story of Prudence Crandall and her students. by Suzanne Jurmain

Davy Crockett by Judy L. Hasday

Something out of nothing: Marie Curie and radium by Carla Killough McClafferty

George Armstrong Custer: Civil War general and western legend by Zachary Kent

Mad for Miley: an unauthorized biography by Lauren Alexander

Boy: tales of childhood by Roald Dahl

Young Charles Darwin and the voyage of the Beagle by Ruth Ashby

Jefferson Davis: president of the Confederacy by Jean Kinney Williams

Tomie dePaola: his art & his stories by Barbara Elleman

Hernando de Soto by Robert Carson

Diana, Princess of Wales: humanitarian by Sherry Beck Paprocki

Joe DiMaggio by Lois Sakany

Abner Doubleday: boy baseball pioneer by written by Montrew Dunham ; illustrated by Cathy Morrison

Frederick Douglass by Sharman Apt Russell ; senior consulting editor, Nathan Irvin Huggins

The mysterious case of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Cynthia Adams

W.E.B. Du Bois: champion of civil rights by Mark Rowh

Lost star: the story of Amelia Earhart by Patricia Lauber

Who on earth is Sylvia Earle?: undersea explorer of the ocean by Susan E. Reichard

Behind rebel lines: the incredible story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War spy by Seymour Reit

Einstein: visionary scientist by John B. Severance

Albert Einstein by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Boris Kulikov

Dwight David Eisenhower, president by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk

Queen Eleanor, independent spirit of the Medieval world: a biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Polly Schoyer Brooks

Duke: the musical life of Duke Ellington by Bill Gutman

Leif Eriksson, first voyager to America by Shippen, Katherine Binney, 1892-

Young Jerry Ford: athlete and citizen by Hendrik Booraem, V

Amos Fortune: free man by Elizabeth Yates ; illustrated by Nora S. Unwin

Bone detective: the story of forensic anthropologist Diane France by Lorraine Jean Hopping

Anne Frank, beyond the diary: a photographic remembrance by Rian Verhoeven

B. Franklin, printer by David A. Adler

Who was Ben Franklin? by Dennis Brindell Fradin ; illustrated by John O'Brien

Aretha Franklin: Motown superstar by Silvia Anne Sheafer

Sigmund Freud by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Boris Kulikov

Robert Fulton: inventor and steamboat builder by James M. Flammang

Galileo: astronomer and physicist by Paul Hightower

Galileo Galilei: first physicist by James MacLachlan

A deaf child listened: Thomas Gallaudet, pioneer in American education by Anne E. Neimark

Indira Gandhi: daughter of India by Carol Dommermuth- Costa

Marcus Garvey: controversial champion of black pride by Anne Schraff

Bill Gates: entrepreneur and philanthropist by Jeanne M. Lesinski

Lou Gehrig by Ronald A. Reis

Geronimo and the struggle for Apache freedom by written by Russell Shorto ; introduction by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. ; illustrated by L.L. Cundiff

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Supreme Court justice by Carmen Bredeson

John Glenn by Tom Streissguth ; in consultation with Martha Cosgrove

Who on earth is Jane Goodall?: champion for the chimpanzees by Victoria Guidi

Martha Graham, a dancer's life by Russell Freedman

Temple Grandin: how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world by Sy Montgomery

Hammerin' Hank Greenberg: baseball pioneer by Shelley Sommer

The Brothers Grimm: two lives, one legacy by Donald R. Hettinga

Johannes Gutenberg: the printer who gave words to the world by Stephen Feinstein

Candy bomber: the story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" by Michael O. Tunnell

On the field with— Mia Hamm by Matt Christopher

John Hancock: a signature life by Philip Koslow

Hannibal by Cliff Mills

Tony Hawk: professional skateboarder by Tony Hawk with Sean Mortimer

Ernest Hemingway: writer and adventurer by Della A. Yannuzzi

Jim Henson: puppeteer and filmmaker by James Robert Parish

The greatest doctor of ancient times: Hippocrates and his oath by Mary Gow

Herbert Hoover by David M. Holford

Grace Hopper: the first woman to program the first computer in the United States by Christy Marx

Henry Hudson: discoverer of the Hudson River by Jeff C. Young

Steve and Bindi Irwin by Amy Breguet

Ivan the terrible by Don Nardo

Stonewall Jackson: Confederate general by Lynda Pflueger

Spin: the story of Michael Jackson by Sherry O'Keefe

Thomas Jefferson: architect of freedom by Rita Thievon Mullin

Thomas Jefferson: father of liberty by Jeri Chase Ferris

Pope John Paul II: the people's pope by George Sullivan

A strong right arm: the story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson by Michelle Y. Green ; introduction by Mamie Johnson

Quincy Jones: musician, composer, producer by Lee Hill Kavanaugh

Chief Joseph: the voice for peace by Lorraine Jean Hopping

Martin Luther King, Jr. by Robert Jakoubek

M.L.K.: journey of a King by Tonya Bolden ; photography editor, Bob Adelman

Martin Luther King Jr. by Jean Darby

Nature's machines: the story of biomechanist Mimi Koehl by Deborah Parks

Michelle Kwan by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

La Salle: French explorer of the Mississippi by David Aretha

Restless spirit: the life and work of Dorothea Lange by Elizabeth Partridge

Lewis Latimer: creating bright ideas by Eleanor Ayer

Antoine Lavoisier: founder of modern chemistry by Lisa Yount

Robert E. Lee by Nathan Aaseng

Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance in world history by Allison Lassieur

C.S. Lewis: the man behind Narnia by Beatrice Gormley

Mary Todd Lincoln: tragic first lady of the Civil War by Mary E. Hull

Lincoln: a photobiography by Russell Freedman ; illustrated with photographs and prints

The Lincolns: a scrapbook look at Abraham and Mary by Candace Fleming

Vince Lombardi by Greg Roensch

Ada Byron Lovelace: the lady and the computer by Mary Dodson Wade

Daisy and the Girl Scouts: the story of Juliette Gordon Low by Fern Brown ; illustrated by Marie DeJohn

Yo-Yo Ma by Richard Worth

Douglas MacArthur: an American hero by Barbara Silberdick Feinberg

Dolley Madison: America's First Lady by Myra Weatherly

The great little Madison by Jean Fritz ; illustrated with prints and engravings

Peyton Manning: leader on and off the field by Tim Polzer

Bob Marley by Sean Dolan

Margaret Mead: coming of age in America by Joan Mark

Who was Claude Monet? by Ann Waldron ; illustrated by Stephen Marchesi

Maria Montessori: teacher of teachers by Marie Tennent Shephard

L.M. Montgomery by Marylou Morano Kjelle ; foreword by Kyle Zimmer

Who was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? by Yona Zeldis McDonough ; illustrated by Carrie Robbins

Benito Mussolini by Larry Hartenian

Napoleon by Leslie McGuire

Steve Nash: leader on and off the court by Ryan Basen

How I came to be a writer by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Isaac Newton by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Boris Kulikov

Chuck Norris by Dave Smeds

Annie Oakley: legendary sharpshooter by Jean Flynn

Michelle Obama: an American story by David Colbert

Barack Obama: "we are one people" by Michael A. Schuman

Michelle Obama: meet the first lady by David Bergen Brophy

Who is Barack Obama? by Roberta Edwards ; illustrated by John O'Brien

Space rocks: the story of planetary geologist Adriana Ocampo by Lorraine Jean Hopping

Sandra Day O'Connor by Peter Huber

Basher five-two: the true story of F-16 fighter pilot Captain Scott O'Grady by Captain Scott O'Grady, with Michael French

A journey: the autobiography of Apolo Anton Ohno by Apolo Anton Ohno with Nancy Ann Richardson

Born to fly: the heroic story of downed U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Shane Osborn by Shane Osborn with Malcolm McConnell ; adapted for young people by Michael French

Jesse Owens, track and field legend by Judith Pinkerton Josephson

Thomas Paine by John Vail

How Angel Peterson got his name: and other outrageous tales about extreme sports by Gary Paulsen

Caught by the sea: a life in boats by Gary Paulsen

My life in dog years by Gary Paulsen ; with drawings by Ruth Wright Paulsen

The race for the North Pole and Robert Peary in world history by Karen Clemens Warrick

Bill Peet: an autobiography by Peet, Bill

Frances Perkins: first woman cabinet member by Emily Keller

Xtreme athletes: Michael Phelps by Kerrily Sapet

Edgar Allan Poe by Jennifer Peltak ; foreword by Kyle Zimmer

Who was Marco Polo? by Joan Holub ; illustrated by John O'Brien

Juan Ponce de León by Sean Dolan

Elvis Presley: a twentieth century life by Wilborn Hampton

Kirby Puckett by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Daniel Radcliffe: no ordinary wizard by Grace Norwich

A. Philip Randolph: integration in the workplace by Sarah Wright ; with an introduction by Andrew Young

Ronald Reagan by Michael Burgan

Christopher Reeve by Megan Howard

Condoleezza Rice: National Security Advisor by Christin Ditchfield

Jerry Rice by Jon Sterngass

Sally Ride: space pioneer by Lorraine Jean Hopping

Diego Rivera: Mexican muralist by Jim Hargrove

Diego Rivera: his art, his life by Doreen Gonzales

Jackie Robinson: champion for equality by Michael Teitelbaum

John D. Rockefeller, empire builder by Ellen Greenman Coffey

Eleanor Roosevelt: a courageous spirit by Victoria Garrett Jones

Our Eleanor: a scrapbook look at Eleanor Roosevelt's remarkable life by Candace Fleming

The remarkable, rough-riding life of Theodore Roosevelt and the rise of empire America by painstakingly written and illustrated by Cheryl Harness

Theodore Roosevelt: a twentieth-century life by Michael L. Cooper

Theodore Roosevelt takes charge by Nancy Whitelaw

Theodore Roosevelt: champion of the American spirit by Betsy Harvey Kraft

Franklin D. Roosevelt: the four-term president by Michael A. Schuman