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Biography, Autobiography & Personal Narrative-Hirschorn
Transcript of Biography, Autobiography & Personal Narrative-Hirschorn
* A biography is a written history of a person's life.
* An autobiography is the biography of a person's life
narrated by himself or herself.
* Thus, a personal narrative is a written autobiography
or memoir. It sometimes takes the form of a diary or
& Personal Narrative
A fascinating look at the real Jeff Corwin! From growing up in an urban community near Boston, to falling in love with snakes, to traveling to exotic places, to becoming a beloved Emmy Award-winning television host of Animal Planet, this authorized biography will give readers a first-hand look at Jeff's amazing and adventurous life.
Jeff Corwin: a wild life
Helen Keller has always been a shining example of courage in the face of unbelievable adversity. This lively biography goes beyond Helen's youth and learning process and includes many fascinating details of her later life, including her college years and involvement with politics.
The World at Her Fingertips:
the story of Helen Keller
by Joan Dash
The journal of a Jewish girl in her early teens describes both the joys and torments of daily life, as well as typical adolescent thoughts, throughout two years spent in hiding with her family during the Nazi occupation of Holland.
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Bethany Hamilton: follow your dreams by Michael Sandler
Offers a child's view of the war efforts in Hawaii, from her family's move to Pearl Harbor and the impact of the December 7, 1941, attack through the end of the war.
Pear Harbor Child: a child's eyewitness view of Pearl Harbor-from attack to peace
by Dorinda Nicholson
Recounts the story of Hawaii's last heir to the throne, who was denied her right to rule when the monarchy was abolished.
The Last Princess:the story of
Princess Ka'iulani of Hawaii
by Fay Stanley
Shel Silverstein's drawings and comic poems are bedtime staples of millions of children, and biographer Rogak tells the story of a life as antic and adventurous as any of his creations.
A Boy Named Shel
by Lisa Rogak
This biography of NBA star Dwyane Wade chronicles his difficult childhood, career with the Miami Heat, and participation in the 2004 Olympics.
by Jeff Young
A collection of autobiographical stories about raising a houseful of children and wild pets including crows, skunks, and raccoons.
The Tarantula in My Purse: and
172 other Wild pets
by Jean Craighead George
“As full of excitement and the unexpected as his world-famous, best-selling books, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood are completely fascinating and fiendishly funny".
Boy: tales of childhood
by Roald Dahl
In this delightful, sometimes funny, sometimes wistful memoir Patricia Reilly Giff discovers surprising information about and unexpected connections with her Irish ancestors. Beginning with family stories she follows any clues she finds to search out her family's past.
Don't Tell the Girls: a family memoir
by Patricia Reilly Giff
The author relates incidents in his life and how they inspired parts of his books about the character, Brian Robeson.
Guts: the true stories behind Hatchet
and the Brian books
by Gary Paulsen
This Italian-American Newbery Medalist presents a humorous account of his childhood and youth in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
Knots in My Yo-yo String: the
autobiography of a kid
by Jerry Spinelli
Part memoir, part scrapbook, this hilarious trip down memory lane provides a unique glimpse into the formation of a creative mind and a free spirit.
Knucklehead: tall tales & mostly true stories about growing up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka
A collection of stories based on experiences from the author's youth and peopled with an unusual assortment of family and friends.
by William Sleator
A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots". Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph and courage in the face of despair.
Chinese Cinderella: the true story of an
by Adeline Yen Mah
This diary of 14-year-old Ma Yan, who lived with her family in a drought-stricken corner of rural China, was published in Europe in 2001. It led the creation of an international fund for the education of Ma Yan and other poor children in her village.
The Diary of Ma Yan: the struggles and hopes of a Chinese schoolgirl
This is the amazing, true survival tale of an American Air Force pilot who was shot down during a peacekeeping mission over Bosnia. "Basher Five-Two" includes a photo insert with pictures of the captain as a child, as well as of his plane.
Basher Five-Two: the true story of F-16 fighter pilot Captain Scott O'grady
This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Chiune Sugihara, the 'Japanese Schindler', who, with his family's encourage- ment, saved the lives of thousands of Polish Jews in World War II.
Passage to Freedom:
the Sugihara story
by Ken Mochizuki
In her diary, twelve-year-old Amber describes moving to Hawaii in 1941 and experiencing the horror of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Early Sunday Morning: the Pearl
Harbor Diary of Amber Billows
by Barry Denenberg
Frustrated at her seeming lack of talent for anything, a young Taiwanese American girl sets out to apply the lessons of the Chinese Year of the Dog, those of making best friends and finding oneself, to her own life.
The Year of the Dog:
a novel by Grace Lin
In her diary in 1912, thirteen-year-old Margaret Ann describes how she leaves her lonely life in a London orphanage to become a companion to a wealthy American woman, sails on the Titanic, and experiences its sinking.
Voyage on the Great Titanic:
the diary of Margaret Ann Brady
by Ellen Emerson White
In the Stalinist era (1928-53) of the Soviet Union, ten-year-old Sasha idolizes his father, a devoted Communist, but when police take his father away and leave Sasha homeless, he is forced to examine his own perceptions, values, and beliefs.
Breaking Stalin's Nose
by Eugene Yelchin