16 great biographies for kids

Kids will find inspiration from important lives in these pages

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It’s no easy task writing a biography that will appeal to young readers. While kids like the idea of “a true story,” biographies have a way of turning dry and pedantic. It takes skill to make the history of another person come alive for young people.

Following is a selection of books whose subjects pop off the page and into the reader’s imagination. Though not all of the subjects are conventionally “famous,” all of these books will fascinate young people and help them better understand some of the most important figures in our history.

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