a list of biographies for all ages

IMG_0414The boys in my history class have been reading biographies of people who lived during the Renaissance. Biographies can teach us so much. We not only learn what life was like during a certain time, but we can discover character traits to model, and we can be inspired by the accomplishments of others. Enjoy this list of biographies for readers of all ages. 

  • Tut’s Mummy: Lost and Found 3.9 ~ Donnelly
  • The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt 8.3 ~ Payne
  • Archimedes and the Door of Science 6.9 ~ Bendick  287 BC-212 BC
  • Galen and the Gateway to Medicine 6.9 ~ Bendick 129-217
  • Confessions ~ Augustine 354-430
  • Leif the Lucky ~ d’Aulaire 970-1020
  • The Beggar’s Bible (Wycliffe) ~ Vernon 1381-1384
  • Fine Print: A Story about Johann Gutenberg 5.5 ~ Burch 1398-1468
  • Ink on His Fingers (Gutenberg) ~ Vernon 1398-1468
  • Joan of Arc 6.9 ~ Stanley 1412-1431
  • Leonardo da Vinci 5.9 ~ Stanley 1452-1519
  • Artist of the Reformation: Albrecht Durer ~ McPherson 1471-1528
  • Thunderstorm in Church (Luther) ~ Vernon 1483-1546
  • The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day (Tyndale) ~ O’Dell 1494–1536
  • The River of Grace: The Story of John Calvin ~ McPherson 1509-1564
  • Bard of Avon (Shakespeare) 6.2 ~ Stanley 1564-1616
  • Along Came Galileo ~ Bendick 1564-1642
  • A Piece of the Mountain: The Story of Blaise Pascal ~ McPherson 1623-1662
  • The Ocean of Truth: The Story of Sir Isaac Newton ~ McPherson 1643-1727
  • Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia 6.5 ~ Cousins 1706–1790
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin 11.8 ~ 1706–1790
  • The Bulletproof George Washington ~ Barton 1732–1799
  • Daniel Boone: His Own Story ~ 1734-1820
  • Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin 4.9 ~ Henry 1738-1820
  • Meet Thomas Jefferson 3.5 ~ Barrett 1743-1826
  • Of Courage Undaunted (Lewis and Clark) ~ Daugherty 1803
  • Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House 8.4 ~ North 1809-1865
  • Abraham Lincoln, a Man of Faith and Courage ~ Wheeler 1809-1865
  • Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman 6.2 ~ Sterling 1820–1913
  • The Story of Thomas Alva Edison 3.4 ~ Davidson 1847-1931
  • Up From Slavery: Autobiography of Booker T. Washington 8.2 ~ 1856-1915
  • George Washington Carver: Man’s Slave Becomes God’s Scientist ~ Collins 1865-1943
  • Wright Brothers: Pioneers of American Aviation 4.9 ~ Reynolds 1867-1948
  • Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity ~ Cwiklik 1879-1955
  • Sergeant York and the Great War ~ Skeyhill 1887-1964
  • The Hiding Place 6.4 ~ Ten Boom 1892-1983
  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy ~ Metaxas 1906-1945
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl 6.5 ~ Frank 1929-1945
  • Shadow Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot ~ E. Elliot 1927-1956
  • God’s Smuggler ~ Brother Andrew 1928-
  • Gifted Hands 6.8 ~ Carson 1951-
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