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Outstanding BIOGRAPHY Books for the College-Bound and Lifelong Learners

"The books on this list will give you the opportunity to see yourself and the world in a new way; to reconnect with memories; and open doors to discovery, knowledge, adventure, and enchantment. They will inspire you to think about life, universal truths, and the human experience. This list is intended as a tool for a variety of audiences -- college bound students, educators, librarians, and parents....In selecting these works for the list, the committee used a variety of criteria: readability, cultural and ethnic diversity, balance of points of view, contemporary and classical works, different genres, and availability." The list is revised every 5 years by a committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) of the American Library Association (ALA). This is the 1999 list.
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Paula (Isabel Allende)
Paula (Isabel Allende)
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Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam (Bernard Edelman)
Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam (Bernard Edelman)
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)
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Growing Up (Russell Baker)
Growing Up (Russell Baker)
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Madame Curie: A Biography (Eve Curie)
Madame Curie: A Biography (Eve Curie)
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Frederick Douglass/USA)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Frederick Douglass/USA)
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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Richard Feynman)
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Richard Feynman)
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Anne Frank:  the Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
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Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence (John Hockenberry)
Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence (John Hockenberry)
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Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend (James Robertson)
Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend (James Robertson)
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Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution (Ji-Li Jiang)
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution (Ji-Li Jiang)
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The Liars' Club: A Memoir
The Liars' Club: A Memoir
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The Story of My Life
The Story of My Life
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Soul to Soul: The Story of a Black Russian Family, 1865-1992 (Yelena Khanga)
Soul to Soul: The Story of a Black Russian Family, 1865-1992 (Yelena Khanga)
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My Brother (Jamaica Kincaid)
My Brother (Jamaica Kincaid)
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Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America's Wild Frontier (Stephen E. Ambrose)
Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America's Wild Frontier (Stephen E. Ambrose)
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The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother (James McBride)
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother (James McBride)
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Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt)
Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt)
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Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography (Mark Mathabane)
Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography (Mark Mathabane)
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Sound-Shadows of the New World (Ved Mehta)
Sound-Shadows of the New World (Ved Mehta)
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Coming of Age in Mississippi (Anne Moody)
Coming of Age in Mississippi (Anne Moody)
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House of Houses (Pat Mora)
House of Houses (Pat Mora)
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Always Running (Luis J. Rodriguez)
Always Running (Luis J. Rodriguez)
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Hunger of Memory (Richard Rodriguez)
Hunger of Memory (Richard Rodriguez)
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Nicholas and Alexandra (Robert K. Massie)
Nicholas and Alexandra (Robert K. Massie)
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Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
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Truman
Truman
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This Boy's Life: A Memoir (Tobias Wolff)
This Boy's Life: A Memoir (Tobias Wolff)
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Black Boy (Richard Wright)
Black Boy (Richard Wright)
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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