I am looking for an interesting read this summer. While the factually very detailed book centres around the character of the explorer Ernest Shackleton the real story is the recreation in pictures of the astonishing journey he lead crossing the Antarctica from one sea to another sea, via the pole. In his speech accepting the prize Grill pointed out that for dyslexic children like himself biographies and other kinds of non-fiction are often too text heavy.
For some teens, reading the life stories of others, whether they are famous authors or victims of a civil war, can be an inspiring experience. Here is a list of highly recommended contemporary biographiesautobiographiesand memoirs written for teens that include life lessons about making choices, overcoming monumental challenges and having the courage to be a voice for change. As a young man of twenty struggling to find direction, Gantos seized the opportunity for quick cash and adventure when he decided to smuggle hashish along the coast of Florida up to New York Harbor.
Introducing children to popular historical, literary and current figures, biographies and autobiographies for kids are perfect for inquisitive children. Written for young readers, the selection below will surely whet their intellectual appetites — take a look for yourself. We stock a wide range of autobiographies and biographies for children, with each focusing on important figures from history and the present day.
But they would be remiss to overlook some of the amazing nonfiction works that are equally captivating, thought-provoking, and even worldview-affecting. Here are 10 extra-compelling nonfiction books for teens that span all kinds of interests and curiosities. In Decemberit was announced that every year-old in Sweden would be given a copy of this book.
Autobiographies can be stories of ordinary people who do extraordinary things, accomplish great feats or overcome adversity. These stories can be incredibly inspiring for teens, who may relate to the authors and become motivated to set -- and reach -- their own goals. Mah's father blamed her for the death of her mother, her stepmother abused her and her step-siblings were spoiled when she received nothing.
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Wallow in the majesty of the greatest Italian Renaissance artists, such as Michelangelo, Leonardo, Giotto, Brunellschi, and others of lofty, lasting influence. Renowned graphic artist and cartoonist Marjane Satrapi ruminates on her childhood during the Iranian Revolution, expatriate experiences in a less-than-loving Europe, and return to a militant regime. While known primarily as a vaudevillian and muse to the likes of Pablo Picasso, the fabulous Josephine Baker also stood up for Civil Rights and La Resistance and smashed glass ceilings for women of African descent in Europe and America.