Laurel.Harris at canyonsdistrict.org
Sat Mar 31 08:55:02 MDT 2012
I like the Penguin Lives Biographies. They are for secondary schools written by well-known authors i.e. Crazy Horse by Larry McMurtry, Charles Dickens by Jane Smiley. They are around 150 pages. I also sign up for the auto notices from Amazon for the genre lists in this case Biography. It keeps me up to date with best sellers I might miss in the biography category. It takes some weeding because many are adult. However a search for biographies young adult produces selections as well as listing of young adult bibliographic titles. I have had limited success with David McCullough's biographies because teacher's have promoted them as favorite books. I have purchased audio book biographies for these lengthy best-sellers that some students will tackle rather than the hefty tome. A perennial collection development problem.
Library Media Specialist
Jordan High School
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