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Initial post: Jan 28, 2011 3:58:22 PM PST
Jozy Sanlar says:
I have an assignment to do in school that requires for me to read a biography/autobiography. On this genre point-of-view, I am totally clueless. If there are any suggestions for interesting biographies, that would help me out a lot.
Thanks!

Posted on Jan 28, 2011 4:08:43 PM PST
Asian Mind says:
Hi Jozy,

Favorite Autobiographies in school (?high school) are Benjamin Franklin's and Mark Twain.

Biographies are numerous--think of any president or personality and there is probably a biography. Carl Sandburg wrote many different versions of his biography of Abraham Lincoln including one written quite simply and suitable for a 10th or 11th grader.

Go to the library wherever you are--school or public--and ask the librarian for help. It's what they do.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2011 5:17:08 PM PST
Shopper says:
You cannot go wrong with The Diary of Anne Frank. The Autobiography of Malcom X might also interest you. Recently, the biographies of John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington are all excellent (and much longer than the first two I mentioned).

Posted on Jan 31, 2011 7:33:58 AM PST
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Mark Klobas says:
Ultimately it depends on what subjects interest you. Benjamin Franklin's autobiography is good, as is Frederick Douglass's "Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass".

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Posted on Feb 19, 2011 8:55:00 AM PST
Aussie J says:
Try this..
No Time to Cry Tales of a Leicester Bouncer

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Posted on Feb 20, 2011 9:04:29 AM PST
I'll Cry Tomorrow by Lillian Roth
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

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Posted on Mar 22, 2011 9:28:23 AM PDT
Avid Reader says:
The Sweet Annie Series based on the life of young Annie Cowan by Joyce Bishop Morris..Also on Kindle..You can read a preview and reviews on amazon.com

Posted on Mar 26, 2011 5:00:41 PM PDT
"Life On The Stoop": Step back in time to the 1940's in Brooklyn, NY. The setting is the neighborhood of Red Hook, in a time where family, friends and neighbors were all one in the same. As you go through the pages you will laugh, smile, reminisce and find yourself feeling like you are right there with Phil living 'Life On The Stoop'. Whether you have ever been to Brooklyn or not or lived in the 1940's or not, this is sure to be a treasured book of stories and art for any one. Treat yourself or your loved one to a nostalgic gift that will inspire life with life stories & fine art that makes them come alive. Visit us at: http://www.LifeOnTheStoop.com Vicki Gardner wrote: December 7, 2010 Phil Bracco hits it out of the park. I almost felt like I was there growing up with him. His talent is showcased here well. The sheer amount of work is amazing and you begin to understand that here is someone who loves the process of making art. Over 160 Color Illustrations. This would make for a fast read where the illustrations fill in a lot of the detail. Available on both Kindle and as a printed book. Life On The Stoop: Whether you have ever been to Brooklyn or not or lived in the 1940's or not, this is sure to be a treasured book of stories and art for any one.

Posted on Apr 10, 2011 2:35:21 PM PDT
"To Become Meaning"- Melissa Jachetti

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Posted on Apr 11, 2011 1:02:22 PM PDT
JMB1014 says:
I have not written any books. I love biographies. My favorite is Irving Stone's riveting biography of the great criminal defense lawyer, Clarence Darrow, called "Clarence Darrow for the Defense." Darrow as a trial lawyer was a phenomenon. His cross-examinations were legendary and his closing arguments were masterpieces of eloquence. The book also captures much that was exciting about the turn of the century and early 1900's, including great historic events. More than that, it tells the epic story of an amazing and wise man, who brought his genius to bear in many important causes.

Posted on Apr 12, 2011 7:32:10 PM PDT
R. J. White says:
Mornings On Horseback,by David McCullough. It's about Theodore Roosevelt's childhood.

Posted on Apr 13, 2011 7:06:17 AM PDT
I Can Still Remember... by: Gayle Webster is a book of a girl who had a severe brain injury and makes a joke out of her life to make it through the tough times. It is an excellent read and great for school projects! My nephew received an A+ on his homework assignment referring to it.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2011 8:47:56 AM PDT
an easy read is the book, ...but they call me Sonny. It is interesting how boys were treated during the Great Depression. Considered to be able to fend for themselves at age 14, they were kicked out of their homes with the idea their father's could no longer provide for them. ...and some took off just for the adventure. Good luck!

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Avid Reader says:
Forever Annie by Joyce Bishop Morris is the biography of a teenage teacher in a one room schoolhouse on the harsh plains of Texas. Humorous, charming, and sometimes tragic, young Annie Cowan's life will bring you hours of reading enjoyment.
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