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Your favorite biographies for 6th through 8th graders?

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Hi everyone! Hit me with your favorite biographies for 6th - 8th graders! Thank you!
#1 - November 08, 2014, 11:05 AM

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I have to admit I don't read many biographies, but I was really intrigued with Temple Grandin--How the Woman Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World.
#2 - November 08, 2014, 03:55 PM
A Smidgen of Sky (Harcourt 2012)
A Sliver of Sun (book #2)
 A Million Ways Home (Scholastic 2014)
Just Left of Lucky (2018)
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Thank you, Dianna! That is a great suggestion, I'd love to learn more about her!
#3 - November 18, 2014, 12:19 PM

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I would read anything from historian, Albert Marrin.  Reads like fiction.  Just really interesting.  Depending on the maturity level, you can go from Stalin to the Western Frontier. 
#4 - November 18, 2014, 12:29 PM

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For 8th graders: Phillip Hoose, CLAUDETTE COLVIN: TWICE TOWARD JUSTICE. She was just a teenager when she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus---before Rosa Parks did.

 
#5 - November 19, 2014, 07:01 PM

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Great suggestions!
#6 - November 21, 2014, 09:37 AM

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