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Kids Books Genre: Biography

September 2018

Everything I Know About You By Barbara Dee

Summary:
A 12-year-old misfit is discouraged when she is assigned to share a room with the seventh-grade queen bee during a field trip to Washington, D.C., where she learns surprising secrets about her roommate, including the possibility of an eating disorder.

Genre: 5/6, Biography
December 2016

Fascinating: the Life of Leonard Nimoy By Richard Michelson

Summary:
Presents a portrait of the late actor best known as Spock from "Star Trek," including his early dreams of becoming an entertainer and the ways his character reflected his experiences of being different.

Summary:
Determination meets dance in this middle grade adaptation of the New York Times bestselling memoir by the first African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history, Misty Copeland.

January 2019

Max and the Midnights By Lincoln Peirce

Summary:
Max and a group of friends dubbed the Midknights go on a quest to rescue the Kingdom of Byjovia from the mean King Gastley!

November 2016

Step Right Up By Donna Janell Bowman

Summary:
A picture book biography of Dr. William Key, a former slave and self-trained veterinarian who taught his horse, Jim, to read and write and who together with Jim became one of the most famous traveling performance acts around the turn of the twentieth century.

March 2018

The 11:11 Wish By Kim Tomsic

Summary:
Megan Meyers has a foolproof plan to reinvent herself at her new school. Good-bye, nerd; hello, friend magnet! When she’s dared to make something exciting happen for Spirit Week, Megan wishes for “some magic” as her classroom’s cat clock chimes 11:11. But magic can be dangerous and Megan begins to wonder if wishing was such a "purrfect" idea.

Genre: 5/6, Biography