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Check out these innovators who changed the course of human history:
Rosalind Franklin and the Structure of Life by
Call Number: 92 FRA
A biography of the scientist whose unpublished research led to the discovery of the structure of DNA.
Johannes Gutenberg and the Printing Press by
Call Number: 92 GUT
Examines how Johannes Gutenberg's creation of the printing press in the 1440s helped propel Europe into the modern era.
Call Number: 92 HAR PBK
Sobel presents the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest and of John Harrison's 40-year obsession with building the perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer.
Call Number: 92 GAN
Mohandas Gandhi was born at a time when his home country was choked under the oppression of British rule. Although many thought that violence was the only way to fight this injustice, Gandhi successfully used his teachings of nonviolence and civil disobedience to win his country's freedom-and create a philosophy of peace ad equality that endures to this day.
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Explore the struggles and triumphs of these incredible people:
Call Number: 92 WIE
A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps.
Call Number: 92 SAT
Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq.
The Story of My Life by
Call Number: 92 KEL PBK
An American classic rediscovered by each generation, The Story of My Life is Helen Keller's account of her triumph over deafness and blindness. Popularized by the stage play and movie The Miracle Worker, Keller's story has become a symbol of hope for people all over the world.
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by
Call Number: 306.872 ALI
"I'm a simple village girl who has always obeyed the orders of my father and brothers. Since forever, I have learned to say yes to everything. Today I have decided to say no." Nujood Ali's childhood came to an abrupt end in 2008 when her father arranged for her to be married to a man three times her age. With harrowing directness, Nujood tells of abuse at her husband's hands and of her daring escape.
Take a journey with these biographies:
Call Number: 92 PAU PBK
Paulsen and his team of dogs endured snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, and hallucinations in the relentless push to go on.
Call Number: 92 HOU
How did he walk through walls, escape drowning, and shatter iron chains that were tightly wrapped around him? The rare photos in this book might help you figure it out. So might the exclusive update about the rumor that Houdini was poisoned. But just remember, a true magician never reveals his tricks. . . .
Up and Running by
Call Number: 92 BAT
On the night of July 3, 1997, young Andrew Bateson, six years old, suddenly feels listless and feverish as he watches holiday fireworks with his family. Twelve hours later, he lies in a coma, near death at Providence's state-of-the-art children's hospital. The diagnosis is bacterial meningitis, one of the fastest infectious killers known. Andrew is given little chance of survival, but because of a local surge in meningitis cases the prior year, his doctors are among the nation's best at fighting the disease. Over the next three weeks, the hospital wages a minute-by-minute battle to keep him alive. In a cinematic, "you are there" style, award-winning journalist Mark Patinkin brings alive the fight to save Andrew. It's a story about comebacks, about doctors who take on one of the most relentless of diseases, and parents who at first lose faith, then use it to "will" their child to live, even as they struggle with an unraveling marriage. Finally, Up and Running is about a child overcoming loss-with a twist that, were it not true to life, would seem all but impossible.
Where can I find biographies in this library?
Biographies can be found in the non fiction section in the back of the library.
Books at RI Public Libraries - OSL
Are you an athlete or a performer? Check out these biographies:
Barefoot Dancer by
Call Number: 92 DUN PBK
The story of Isadora Duncan, an American dancer and Soviet sympathizer.
Derek Jeter by
Call Number: 92 JET
Provides information about the life and baseball career of Yankee shortstop, Derek Jeter.
Lady Gaga by
Call Number: 92 GAG
Discusses the career of Stefani Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga, and her public social activism.
Mia Hamm by
Call Number: 92 HAM