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People Who Make History: Chapters

Browse this list to find titles with more in-depth information on real people who have impacted history. To find other biographies, you can do a Shelf Location search for "JBIO."

How did Jon Scieszka get so funny? He grew up as one of six brothers with Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, and jokes told at family dinner.

In graphic novel format, a young girl describes her experiences growing up in China, beginning with the death of Chairman Mao in 1976.

Fatty legs : a true story by Christy Jordan-Fenton

Looks at the experiences of a strong-willed young Inuit girl who receives permission from her father to travel to a residential religious school run by non-Inuit outsiders, where she struggles to adapt to the new way of living.

Traces the story of Holocaust survivor Leon Leyson, who was the youngest child in his family and possibly the youngest of the hundreds of Jews rescued by Oskar Schindler.

This delicious, illustrated biography is a portrait of the remarkable woman, author, and TV personality who captured our hearts with her sparkling personality. 'Bon appétit!'

For those looking to enjoy her cooking show, we have a DVD of The French Chef with Julia Child.

Brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Also available in: e-book | audiobook

"The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South"--.

Also available in: e-audiobook

Looks at the life and accomplishments of Allan Pinkerton, covering his early life and detective agency work, as well as his later espionage work for Abraham Lincoln.

Offers an account of the first fourteen years of the author's life in poems, telling of her time spent between her mother's native Cuba and her home in Los Angeles, until the revolution in Cuba dramatically alters relations between the two countries she loves.

Details the story of a young Inuit woman who, in 1921, learned to survive alone on isolated Wrangel Island by trapping foxes, catching seals, and avoiding polar bears, and who became a celebrity after finally being rescued two years later.

Missing Millie Benson is as lively and compelling as a Nancy Drew Mystery Story. For anyone who loves Nancy, getting to know the woman who first brought her to life in this wonderful biography is not just a treat but a necessity an inspiration to young writers and sleuths alike!

"A biography of Nellie Bly, the pioneering journalist whose showy but substantive stunts skyrocketed her to fame"--.