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  • Bad boy : a memoir

    Bad boy : a memoir2002

    by Walter Dean Myers

    (3,096)

    BOOK

    Call #: B MYERS YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • Tweak : (growing up on methamphetamines)

    Tweak : (growing up on methamphetamines)2009

    by Nic Sheff

    (39,466)

    Summary: Sheff relates his personal struggle with drugs and alcohol in this poignant and often disturbing memoir. Paul Michael Garcia is the perfect choice for narrator; his stern and entirely believable...  more »

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    Call #: B SHEFF YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • A game for swallows : to die, to leave, to return

    A game for swallows : to die, to leave, to return2012

    by Zeina Abirached

    Series: Graphic Universe

    (3,767)

    Summary: When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two by...  more »

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    Call #: B ABIRACHED YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • Smashed : story of a drunken girlhood

    Smashed : story of a drunken girlhood2006

    by Koren Zailckas

    (24,129)

    Summary: The author describes her abuse of alcohol.

    BOOK

    Call #: B ZAILCKAS YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • The other side of the Wall

    The other side of the Wall2015

    by Simon Schwartz

    (704)

    Summary: "Simon Schwartz was born in 1982 in the GDR (East Germany). One and a half years later, he left the country with his parents, and the family resettled in West Berlin. As political dissidents, his...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B SCHWARTZ YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Soul surfer : a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board

    Soul surfer : a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board2004

    by Bethany Hamilton

    (12,709)

    Summary: Bethany Hamilton, a teenage surfer lost her arm in a shark attack off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii. Not even the loss of her arm keeps her from returning to surfing, the sport she loves.

    BOOK

    Call #: B HAMILTON YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • Jim Thorpe : original All-American

    Jim Thorpe : original All-American2008

    by Joseph Bruchac

    (327)

    Summary: Jim Thorpe played professional football and major league baseball, and won Olympic gold medals in track and field. He'll be forever revered by the sports community and by his Native American...  more »

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    Call #: B THORPE YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • The upstairs room

    The upstairs room1987

    by Johanna Reiss

    (11,842)

    Summary: A Dutch Jewish girl describes the two and a half years she spent in hiding in the upstairs bedroom of a farmer's house during World War II.

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    Call #: B REISS YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • No summit out of sight : the true story of the youngest person to climb the seven summits

    No summit out of sight : the true story of the youngest person to climb the seven summits2014

    by Jordan Romero

    (2,353)

    Summary: "The story of Jordan Romero, who at the age of 13 became the youngest person ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. At age 15, he reached the summits of the world's 7 highest mountains"-- Provided by publisher.

    BOOK

    Call #: B ROMERO YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • The boxer : the true story of Holocaust survivor Harry Haft

    The boxer : the true story of Holocaust survivor Harry Haft2014

    by Reinhard Kleist

    (954)

    Summary: Poland, 1941. Sixteen-year-old Harry Haft is sent to Auschwitz. When he is forced to fight against other inmates for the amusement of the SS officers, Haft shows extraordinary strength and courage,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B HAFT YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Really professional Internet person

    Really professional Internet person2015

    by Jenn McAllister

    (1,344)

    Summary: "Jenn McAllister, better known as Jennxpenn, has been obsessed with making videos since she found her parents' video camera at the age of eight. A shy child, Jenn turned to film because, unlike...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B MCALLISTER YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Basketball junkie : a memoir

    Basketball junkie : a memoir2011

    by Chris Herren

    (1,371)

    Summary: Former NBA basketball player Chris Herren chronicles the rise and fall of his basketball career, his struggle with drugs, his marriage to his high-school sweetheart, and life with his children.

    BOOK

    Call #: B HERREN YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • On these courts : a miracle season that changed a city, a once-future star, and a team forever

    On these courts : a miracle season that changed a city, a once-future star, and a team forever2013

    by Wayne B Drash

    (95)

    Summary: Documents the story of "Penny" Hardaway, tracing the injuries that halted his progress as a star athlete and his decision to coach the Lester Middle School basketball team in Memphis, where he helped...  more »

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    Call #: B HARDAWAY YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • LeBron's dream team : how five friends made history

    LeBron's dream team : how five friends made history2010

    by LeBron James

    (742)

    Summary: From the Publisher: From the ultimate team basketball superstar LeBron James and Buzz Bissinger, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Friday Night Lights and Three Nights in August a poignant, thrilling...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B JAMES YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • Samurai rising : the epic life of Minamoto Yoshitsune

    Samurai rising : the epic life of Minamoto Yoshitsune2016

    by Pamela S. Turner

    (1,682)

    Summary: Documents the true story of the legendary samurai who was raised in the household of the enemies who killed his father before being sent to live in a monastery where, against the odds, he learned and...  more »

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    Call #: B MINAMOTO YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • A girl called Vincent : the life of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay

    A girl called Vincent : the life of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay2016

    by Krystyna Poray Goddu

    (79)

    Summary: "Tracing Millay's life from her youth in Maine to the bohemian fervor of her early adulthood in Greenwich Village and Paris to the demanding existence of a public personality, this fascinating...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B MILLAY YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Anne Frank : the diary of a young girl

    Anne Frank : the diary of a young girl1993

    by Anne Frank

    (3,354,480)

    Summary: Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic -- a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B FRANK YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • George S. Patton : World War II general & military innovator

    George S. Patton : World War II general & military innovator2010

    by Marty Gitlin

    Series: Military Heroes

    (5)

    Summary: Examines the life of George S. Patton. Covered in detail is Patton's role as a general during World War II, including his successful campaigns in North Africa and Europe.

    BOOK

    Call #: B PATTON YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • It's Trevor Noah : born a crime : stories from a South African childhood
    Staff Pick

    It's Trevor Noah : born a crime : stories from a South African childhood2019

    by Trevor Noah

    (5,533)

    Summary: The comedian traces his coming of age during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed, offering insight into the farcical aspects of the political and social systems of today's world.

    BOOK

    Call #: B NOAH YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • Locked in ice : Nansen's daring quest for the North Pole

    Locked in ice : Nansen's daring quest for the North Pole2019

    by Peter Lourie

    (48)

    Summary: A riveting adventure biography of Fridtjof Nansen, the pioneer of polar exploration, with a focus on his harrowing three-year journey to the top of the world. A celebrity among the ranks of polar...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B NANSEN YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Laughing at my nightmare

    Laughing at my nightmare2016

    by Shane Burcaw

    (4,314)

    Summary: With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and...  more »

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    Call #: B BURCAW YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • A light in the darkness : Janusz Korczak, his orphans, and the Holocaust

    A light in the darkness : Janusz Korczak, his orphans, and the Holocaust2019

    by Albert Marrin

    (202)

    Summary: A Polish Jew on the eve of World War II, Janusz Korczak turned down opportunities for escape in order to stand by the children in his orphanage as they became confined to the Warsaw Ghetto. Dressing...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B KORCZAK YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • The fire never goes out : a memoir in pictures

    The fire never goes out : a memoir in pictures2020

    by Noelle Stevenson , illustrator

    (6,767)

    Summary: In a collection of essays and personal mini-comics that span eight years of her young adult life, author-illustrator Noelle Stevenson charts the highs and lows of being a creative human in the world....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B STEVENSON YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • Messy roots : a graphic memoir of a Wuhanese American

    Messy roots : a graphic memoir of a Wuhanese American2022

    by Laura Gao , artist

    (2,157)

    Summary: After spending her early years in Wuhan, China, riding water buffaloes and devouring stinky tofu, Laura immigrates to Texas, where her hometown is as foreign as Mars -- at least until 2020, when...  more »

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    Call #: B GAO YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • Marie Curie : a life of discovery

    Marie Curie : a life of discovery2019

    by Alice Milani

    (335)

    Summary: In her intensely researched, inventively drawn exploration of Marie Curie's life, artist Alice Milani follows the celebrated Polish scientist from Curie's time as a struggling governess to her years...  more »

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    Call #: B CURIE YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • The plot to kill Hitler : Dietrich Bonhoeffer : pastor, spy, unlikely hero

    The plot to kill Hitler : Dietrich Bonhoeffer : pastor, spy, unlikely hero2016

    by Patricia McCormick

    (2,123)

    Summary: It was April 5, 1943, and the Gestapo would arrive any minute. Dietrich Bonhoeffer had been expecting this day for a long time. He had put his papers in order -- and left a few notes specifically for...  more »

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    Call #: B BONHOEFFER YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Of beetles and angels : a boy's remarkable journey from a refugee camp to Harvard

    Of beetles and angels : a boy's remarkable journey from a refugee camp to Harvard2016

    by Mawi Asgedom

    (2,376)

    Summary: An autobiography of a boy who, at the age of three, fled civil war in Ethiopia by walking with his mother and brother to a Sudanese refugee camp, and later moved to Chicago and earned a scholarship...  more »

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    Call #: B MAWI YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Survivors club : the true story of a very young prisoner of Auschwitz

    Survivors club : the true story of a very young prisoner of Auschwitz2017

    by Michael Bornstein

    (2,298)

    Summary: The incredible true story of Michael Bornstein -- who at age 4 was one of the youngest children to be liberated from Auschwitz -- and of his family.

    BOOK

    Call #: B BORNSTEIN YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The if in life : how to get off life's sidelines and become your best self

    The if in life : how to get off life's sidelines and become your best self2018

    by Rashad Jennings

    (189)

    Summary: In his debut book, former NFL running back and Dancing with the Stars champion Rashad Jennings shares his inspiring story and experiences that will encourage readers to follow their dreams. As a kid,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B JENNINGS YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hidden girl : the true story of a modern-day child slave

    Hidden girl : the true story of a modern-day child slave2014

    by Shyima Hall

    (3,880)

    Summary: The author, Shyima Hall, was eight when her parents sold her into slavery. In Egypt's capitol city of Cairo, she lived with a wealthy family and served them eighteen hours a day, seven days a week....  more »

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    Call #: B HALL YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Farewell to Manzanar : a true story of Japanese American experience during and after the World War II internment

    Farewell to Manzanar : a true story of Japanese American experience during and after the World War II internment1995

    by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

    (15,444)

    Summary: Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston relates her experiences of living at the Manzanar internment camp during World War II and how it has influenced her life.

    BOOK

    Call #: B HOUSTON YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • Behind enemy lines : a young pilot's story

    Behind enemy lines : a young pilot's story2007

    by H. R. DeMallie

    Series: Sterling Point Books

    (93)

    Summary: Howard DeMallie, a young American pilot, and his crew are forced to bail out of their B-17 airplane over Holland. He is helped by the Dutch underground and imprisoned in a German prisoner of war camp.

    BOOK

    Call #: B DEMALLIE YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A beautiful mind, a beautiful life : the Bubz guide to being unstoppable.

    A beautiful mind, a beautiful life : the Bubz guide to being unstoppable.2018

    by Lindy Tsang

    (765)

    Summary: From humble beginnings as an outsider, growing up one of the few Chinese students at her primary school in Ireland, to YouTube stardom and her own line of beauty products, Lindy Tsang, aka...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B TSANG YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • Anne Frank's diary : the graphic adaptation
    Staff Pick

    Anne Frank's diary : the graphic adaptation2018

    by David Polonsky artist

    Summary: The only graphic biography of Anne Frank's diary that has been authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation and that uses text from the diary -- it will introduce a new generation of young readers to this...  more »

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    Call #: B FRANK YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Proud : living my American dream

    Proud : living my American dream2018

    by Ibtihaj Muhammad

    (513)

    Summary: At the 2016 Olympic Games, Ibtihaj Muhammad smashed barriers as the first American to compete wearing hijab, and she made history as the first Muslim American woman to win a medal. But before she was...  more »

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    Call #: B MUHAMMAD YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • Janis Joplin : rise up singing

    Janis Joplin : rise up singing2010

    by Ann Angel

    (487)

    Summary: This book examines the life and musical career of Janis Joplin.

    BOOK

    Call #: B JOPLIN YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • Stick figure : a diary of my former self

    Stick figure : a diary of my former self2009

    by Lori Gottlieb

    (5,027)

    BOOK

    Call #: B GOTTLIEB YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • Justin Bieber : just getting started

    Justin Bieber : just getting started2012

    by Justin Bieber

    (2,792)

    Summary: Starting from the first night of his debut world tour, Justin Bieber invites you to follow him on his roller coaster ride to superstardom.

    BOOK

    Call #: B BIEBER YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The diary of a young girl : the definitive edition

    The diary of a young girl : the definitive edition1996

    by Anne Frank

    (3,352,284)

    BOOK

    Call #: B FRANK YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The pigman & me

    The pigman & me1992

    by Paul Zindel

    (968)

    Summary: An account of Paul Zindel's teenage years on Staten Island, when his life was enriched by finding his own personal pigman, or mentor.

    BOOK

    Call #: B ZINDEL YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details