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Biography/Autobiography From All Catalogued Years
Up Close: Thurgood Marshall by Chris Crowe (1/19/2009)
The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West by Sid Fleischman (2/27/2009)
Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa by Jeanette Winter (3/13/2009)
Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum by Robert Andrew Parker (6/19/2008)
Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood by Ibtisam Barakat (4/16/2007)
Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill (8/6/2007)
The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano by Margarita Engle (1/22/2007)
Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor by Emily Arnold McCully (3/13/2006)
Dizzy by Jonah Winter (1/1/2007)
Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee (2/21/2005)
Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein by Marfé Ferguson Delano (3/21/2005)
Our Eleanor: A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt’s Remarkable Life by Candace Fleming (1/2/2006)
Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates by Jonah Winter (5/16/2005)
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq by Jeanette Winter (3/28/2005)
Jim Thorpe's Bright Path by Joseph Bruchac (4/19/2004)
Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America by Sharon Robinson (3/29/2004)
First to Fly: How Wilbur and Orville Wright Invented the Airplane by Peter Busby (6/2/2003)
Rachel: The Story of Rachel Carson by Amy Ehrlich (3/24/2003)
Romare Bearden: Collage of Memories. by Jan Greenberg (10/27/2003)
Runaway Girl: The Artist Louise Bourgeois by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan (5/19/2003)
Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings by Deborah Hopkinson (7/7/2003)
Beatrix by Jeanette Winter (3/3/2003)
Across a Dark and Wild Sea by Don Brown (3/18/2002)
What Charlie Heard by Mordicai Gerstein (6/17/2002)
This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life & Songs of Woody Guthrie by Elizabeth Partridge (4/15/2002)
Pippo the Fool by Tracey E. Fern (7/6/2009)
The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy by James Cross Giblin (2/9/2010)
Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride by Andrea Davis Pinkney (1/11/2010)
You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! by Jonah Winter (6/15/2009)
My Papa Diego and Me: Memories of My Father and His Art = Mi papa Diego y yo: Recuerdos de mi padre y su arte by Guadalupe Rivera Marín (2/1/2010)
Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy by Rhoda Blumberg (1/14/2002)
Tell All the Children Our Story: Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America by Tonya Bolden (2/18/2002)
Fannie in the Kitchen: The Whole Story from Soup to Nuts of How Fannie Farmer Invented Recipes with Precise Measurements by Deborah Hopkinson (7/16/2001)
Tomboy of the Air: Daredevil Pilot Blanche Stuart Scott by Julie Cummins (7/23/2001)
The Greatest: Muhammad Ali by Walter Dean Myers (9/24/2001)
Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson (6/18/2001)
Ashley Bryan: Words to My Life’s Song by Ashley Bryan (5/29/2009)
My Dear Noel: The Story of a Letter from Beatrix Potter by Jane Johnson (11/8/1999)
First in the Field: Baseball Hero Jackie Robinson by Derek T. Dingle (9/7/1998)
Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life by Russell Freedman (7/20/1998)
Young, Black and Determined: A Biography of Lorraine Hansberry by Patricia C. McKissack and Frederick L. McKissack (5/4/1998)
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (2/1/1999)
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and his Orchestra by Andrea Davis Pinkney (11/23/1998)
My Name Is Georgia: A Portrait by Jeanette Winter (10/26/1998)
Purple Mountain Majesties: The Story of Katharine Lee Bates and America the Beautiful by Barbara Younger (6/29/1998)
Dick King-Smith's Animal Friends: Thirty-One True Life Stories by Dick King-Smith (1/6/1997)
Smile by Raina Telgemeier (2/28/2011)
Stand Straight, Ella Kate: The True Story of a Real Giant by Kate Klise (8/9/2010)
Frida by Jonah Winter (4/29/2002)
Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O'Keeffe Painted What She Pleased by Amy Novesky (9/10/2012)
Zora! The Life of Zora Neale Hurston by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin (12/10/2012)
A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return by Zeina Abirached (1/28/2013)
Buffalo Bird Girl: A Hidatsa Story by S. D. Nelson (2/25/2013)
How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson (4/21/2014)
Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet by Andrea Cheng (7/28/2013)
I See the Promised Land: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Arthur Flowers (6/30/2013)
Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children by Jan Pinborough (6/23/2013)
Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies by Nell Beram and Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky (4/22/2013)
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant (4/1/2013)
The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra: The Sound of Joy Is Enlightening by Chris Raschka (6/23/2014)
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell (9/8/2014)
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown (12/22/2014)
Rock & Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story by Sebastian Robertson (1/19/2015)
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (2/2/2015)
Unidentified Suburban Object by Mike Jung (5/2/2016)
Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story by Emily Arnold McCully (11/9/2015)
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson (10/19/2015)
Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash (9/28/2015)
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer by Diane Stanley (12/12/2016)
A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day by Andrea Davis Pinkney (1/22/2017)
Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White by Melissa Sweet (11/21/2016)
Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman (4/3/2017)



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