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Biographies: the Lives They Lived

Biographies are like a window into people's lives. They tell the true stories of how some of the most famous and iconic people got to where they are, the struggles they had to endure on the way, and the triumphs that made them into house hold names. They also allow us to see that behind the fame these are real people with many of the same issues and experiences we all face everyday.


Justin Bieber : Teen Music Superstar
Justin Bieber : Teen Music Superstar

In this volume of Hot Celebrity Biographies, author Azzarelli explores Bieber's road to fame and how the superstar manages to stay grounded in the limelight. Filled with personal anecdotes and tons of photos, this is a great read for anyone with the Bieber fever!


Grace, Gold & Glory : My Leap of Faith
Grace, Gold & Glory : My Leap of Faith

Gabby Douglas, the Olympic Gold Medalist who stole our hearts during the London summer games tells of her triumph, in the face of adversity. Dreams really do come true; this is the testament within Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith.


Jay-Z : Hip-Hop Mogul
Jay-Z : Hip-Hop Mogul

The fascinating and colorful life of Jay-Z is chronicled. His rise to fame, relationship with family, and even his time as a drug dealer are put on full display in Jay-Z: Hip-Hop Mogul.


Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs

The exhaustive biography of a man who changed the world one technology at a time through hard work, determination, persistence and never taking no for an answer.


My Adventures as a Young Filmmaker
My Adventures as a Young Filmmaker

Check out some of the cool stuff MTV star Andrew Jenks has done in his career as a young filmmaker and see his path to becoming so successful at such a young age. This bio is loaded with full color glossy photos for plenty of visual inspiration for anyone who is thinking about becoming a filmmaker.


Che Guevara : You Win or You Die
Che Guevara : You Win or You Die

This biography examines the life of revolutionary Argentinian Che Guevara (hero or enemy?) and the experiences that shaped his ideals. Black and white photographs, a timeline, and Who's Who section give context to his life and assassination.


Stephenie Meyer : Dreaming of Twilight
Stephenie Meyer : Dreaming of Twilight

Pick up this book to learn about how the author of the wildly successful Twilight series got the ideas for her books and the challenges she faced in getting it published.


Discovering Wes Moore
Discovering Wes Moore

There were two young men from Baltimore named Wes Moore. One became a successful Rhodes Scholar, the other landed life in prison for murdering a cop. The successful (and free) Wes Moore tells the story here of both men.


John Lennon : All I Want is the Truth : a Photographic Biography
John Lennon : All I Want is the Truth : a Photographic Biography

"I'm not the Beatles, I'm me." In this photo-filled volume, delve into the lifework of the front man of one of the biggest bands of all time. Discover a drive for peace, politics, and how much more to John Lennon there is than music.


I am Scout : the Biography of Harper Lee
I am Scout : the Biography of Harper Lee

She only wrote one book, but it is one of the most read! Read about the life that led up to To Kill a Mockingbird. From childhood days in Alabama to years struggling as a writer in New York City, discover what brought about the insight that speaks to continuing generations.


Regine's Book : a Teen Girl's Last Words
Regine's Book : a Teen Girl's Last Words

When Regine Stokke was diagnosed with leukemia at 17, she began writing a blog to share her life with the disease. After her death in 2009, her blog, poetry, photography and artwork became Regine's Book, and inspired fellow Norwegians to donate blood and bone marrow for others in need.


Simeon's Story : an Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till
Simeon's Story : an Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till

Simeon Wright, then twelve year old cousin of Emmitt Till gives his account of the horrific kidnapping and murder of his cousin in Mississippi, 1955.