Real People, True Stories: Biographies for Beginning Readers

I created this reading list for the Northside branch of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.  The selections are based on Northside’s juvenile biography collection and are designed to help parents and kids find biographies that are on a beginner’s reading level.

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JE 92 Anderson, Marian
Marian Anderson by Eric Braun

JE 92 Appleseed, Johnny
Johnny Appleseed by Jane Kurtz

JE 92 Bach, Johann Sebastian
Johann Sebastian Bach: a Great Man of Music by Carol Greene

JE 92 Banneker, Benjamin
Benjamin Banneker by Eric Braun

JE 92 Barton, Clara
Clara Barton by Wil Mara

JE 92 Beethoven, Ludwig van
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Musical Pioneer by Carol Greene

JE 92 Burgess, Abbie
Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie by Peter Roop

JE 92 Carver, George Washington
George Washington Carver by Martha E.H. Rustad

JE 92 Carver, George Washington

George Washington Carver: Scientist and Teacher by Carol Greene

JE 92 Clinton, Bill
Bill Clinton: Forty-second President of the United States by Carol Greene

JE 92 Crockett, Davy
Davy Crockett: A Life on the Frontier by Stephen Krensky

JE 92 Ford, Henry
Eat My Dust!: Henry Ford’s First Race by Monica Kulling

JE 92 Henson, Matthew
Matthew Henson by B.A. Hoena

JE 92 Jurek, Scott
Ultra Running with Scott Jurek by Jim Whiting

JE 92 King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Man Who Changed Things by Carol Greene

JE 92 Marshall, Thurgood
Thurgood Marshall: First African American Supreme Court Justice by Carol Greene

JE 92 Oakley, Annie
Little Sure Shot: The Story of Annie Oakley by Stephanie Spinner

JE 92 Obama, Barack
Meet President Barack Obama by Laine Falk

JE 92 Owens, Jesse
Jesse Owens by Eric Braun

JE 92 Parks, Rosa
Rosa Parks by Lola M. Shaefer

J 92 Patrick, St.
Saint Patrick’s Day by Joyce Kessel

JE 92 Pocahontas
Pocahontas by Lola M. Shaefer

JE 92 Robinson, Jackie
Jackie Robinson by Lola M. Shaefer

JE 92 Seuss, Dr.
Dr. Seuss by Cheryl Carlson

JE 92 Tubman, Harriet
Harriet Tubman by Martha E.H. Rustad

JE 92 Washington, Booker T.
Booker T. Washington by Lola M. Shaefer

JE 92 Washington, George
George Washington by David A. Adler


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