Biographies: Good Books for Grades 6–8

Y921 Gates Bill Gates: A Twentieth-Century Life    (by Marc Aronson)
Y921 Raleigh Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado    (by Marc Aronson)
Y921 Disney The Man Behind the Magic: The Story of Walt Disney    (by Katherine Barrett Greene)
Y921 Cavell Silent in an Evil Time: The Brave War of Edith Cavell    (by Jack Batten)
Y921 Woodhull Victoria Woodhull: Free Spirit for Women's Rights    (by Miriam Brody)
Y921 Pocahontas Pocahontas    (by Joseph Bruchac)
Y921 Kennedy Jack: The Early Years of John F. Kennedy    (by Ilene Cooper )
Y921 Franklin A Dangerous Engine: Benjamin Franklin, from Scientist to Diplomat    (by Joan Dash)
Y921 Einstein Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein    (by Marfe Ferguson Delano)
Y921 Presley All Shook Up!: The Life and Death of Elvis Presley    (by Barry Denenberg)
Y921 Frank Shadow Life: A Portrait of Anne Frank and Her Family    (by Barry Denenberg)
Y921 Houdini Escape!: The Story of the Great Houdini    (by Sid Fleischman)
Y921 Twain The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West    (by Sid Fleischman)
Y921 Roosevelt Our Eleanor: A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt's Remarkable Life    (by Candace Fleming)
Y921 Barnum The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P.T. Barnum    (by Candace Fleming)
Y921 Terrell Fight On!: Mary Church Terrell's Battle for Integration    (by Dennis Brindell Fradin & Judith Bloom Fradin)
Y921 Addams Jane Addams: Champion of Democracy    (by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin)
Y921 Zaharias Babe Didrikson Zaharias: The Making of a Champion    (by Russell Freedman)
Y921 Lincoln Lincoln: A Photobiography    (by Russell Freedman)
Y921 Crazy Horse The Life and Death of Crazy Horse    (by Russell Freedman)
Y921 Anderson The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights    (by Russell Freedman)
Y921 Hitler The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler    (by James Cross Giblin)
Y921 McCarthy The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy    (by James Cross Giblin)
Y921 Sugihara A Special Fate: Chiune Sugihara, Hero of the Holocaust    (by Alison Gold)
Y921 Carver The Groundbreaking, Chance-Taking Life of George Washington Carver and Science & Invention in America    (by Cheryl Harness)
Y921 Darwin Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith    (by Deborah Heiligman)
Y921 Carvalho Photo Odyssey: Solomon Carvalho's Remarkable Western Adventure, 1853-54    (by Arlene B. Hirschfelder)
Y921 Crandall The Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students    (by Suzanne Jurmain)
Y921 Freud Sigmund Freud    (by Kathleen Krull)
Y921 Brown Heroine of the Titanic: The Real Unsinkable Molly Brown    (by Elaine Landau)
Y921 Carson Rachel Carson: A Twentieth-Century Life    (by Ellen Levine)
Y921 Colvin Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice    (by Phillip M. Hoose.)
Y921 Clemente Roberto Clemente: Baseball's Humanitarian Hero    (by Heron Marquez)
Y921 Wright The Wright Sister: Katherine Wright and Her Famous Brothers    (by Richard Maurer)
Y921 Curie Something Out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium    (by Carla Killough McClafferty)
Y921 Truth Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman?    (by Patricia McKissack)
Y921 Poe Edgar Allan Poe: A Biography    (by Milton Meltzer)
Y921 Arnold The Real Benedict Arnold    (by Jim Murphy)
Y921 Ali The Greatest: Muhammad Ali    (by Walter Dean Myers)
Y921 Henson Matthew Henson: The Quest for the North Pole    (by Kathleen Olmstead)
Y921 Lennon John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth: A Photographic Biography    (by Elizabeth Partridge)
Y921 Guthrie This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie    (by Elizabeth Partridge)
Y921 Lee I Am Scout:: A Biography of Harper Lee    (by Charles J. Shields)
Y921 Obama Yes We Can: A Biography of Barack Obama    (by Garen Thomas)
Y921 Schaller A Life in the Wild: George Schaller's Struggle to Save the Last Great Beasts    (by Pamela S. Turner)
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