The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown

By Mac Barnett The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown A biography about famous children’s author Margaret Wise Brown, written by famous children’s author Mac Barnett, is perhaps one of the best biographies I have ever read.  Skipping right over all of the humdrum and pomp and circumstance, Mac Barnett tells us exactly what is […]

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Nothing Stopped Sophie: The story of unshakable mathematician Sophie Germain

Nothing Stopped Sophie: The story of unshakable mathematician Sophie Germain   by Cheryl Bardoe Whether or not you are interested in mathematics, this biography will inspire you.  Anyone who has a strong interest in something—anything at all—at which you spend a lot of time doing, please meet Sophie Germain, she is just like you.  Anyone […]

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A Lady has the Floor

A Lady Has the Floor By:  Kate Hannigan Readers may not heard of Belva Lockwood, but they will enjoy learning all about her in A Lady Has the Floor by Kate Hannigan.  This is an excellent biography about a pioneer in the women’s movement who campaigned for equal pay, and equal opportunities for women.  She […]

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Libba – The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten

Libba:  The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten By:  Laura Veirs Picture book biographies are very popular right now.  This biography is a lovely tribute to a talented folk musician who found success later in life.  Libba (Elizabeth) Cotton grew up in North Carolina at the end of the 19th century.  She taught herself to […]

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Pocket Full of Colors

Pocket Full of Colors By:  Ay Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville   This picture book biography of Mary Blair tells the story of a famous Walt Disney studio artist.  Mary thought outside the box.  In 1940, the men at Walt Disney didn’t know what to make of Mary and her love of color.  Her illustrations burst […]

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