[library-media] biographies

Harris, Laurel 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.
Laurel Harris
Library Media Specialist
Jordan High School
801-826-6251 work
801-558-8758 mobile
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