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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.40
it was amazing
Louie Zamperini's life was a wild ride from the start. At two, while suffering from pneumonia he climbed out of his bedroom window and had to be chase ...more
Apr 21, 2011
Apr 11, 2011
 
Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen
3.94
really liked it
Arin writes about his transition from female to male and the psychological struggles he dealt with before his transition. Arin was fortunate to have s ...more
Oct 24, 2014
Oct 24, 2014
 
Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller
4.05
really liked it
This graphic novel focuses on the early relationship between Helen Keller, and her teacher Annie Sullivan. The images effectively convey the frustrati ...more
Feb 22, 2013
Feb 22, 2013
 
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
4.67
really liked it
More like 4.5 stars. A picture book biography that gives a great intro to Justice Ginsberg - her early life and her time serving on the Supreme Court. ...more
Jan 10, 2017
Jan 09, 2017
 
Lady Q: The Rise and Fall of a Latin Queen
4.18
liked it
This is the story of Sonia, aka, Lady Q who after suffering abuse and neglect at the hands of her family seeks refuge and acceptance in a gang.

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Mar 08, 2010
Mar 08, 2010
 
Open
4.18
really liked it
In this biography of one of the best male tennis players, Agassi is indeed open. He does not paint himself or his friends as perfect (although his wif ...more
May 12, 2010
May 12, 2010
 
My Losing Season: A Memoir
3.86
really liked it
The detail with which Conroy describes his senior season of basketball at the Citadel is amazing. Apparently, he spent a good deal of time interviewin ...more
Sep 09, 2009
Aug 24, 2009
 
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
3.79
really liked it
Nujood lived in a remote village in Yemen until scandal forced her family to move to the city. When the family's poverty reached an unsustainable leve ...more
Mar 16, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
 
Justin Timberlake
4.14
really liked it
The title of this new series (also The Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus) is "Junk Food: Tasty Celebrity Bios" and it fits. It is basically a brief bio t ...more
Jul 07, 2009
Jul 07, 2009
 
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
4.15
really liked it
A heart-wrenching and powerful novel of a child's life ravaged by war. Ishmael Beah tells of how his life, and that of thousands in Sierra Leone, was ...more
Oct 20, 2008
Sep 18, 2008
 
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras
4.10
really liked it
A biographical picture book about Jose Guadalupe Posada, a Mexican artist and print maker. Posada is most famous for his calaveras, skeleton illustrat ...more
Feb 02, 2016
Feb 02, 2016
 
Bossypants
3.94
really liked it
I very rarely read anything funny so that made this an especially enjoyable departure from the many dystopias and historical fictions I have been read ...more
Sep 22, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
 
Trombone Shorty
4.27
really liked it
Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty tells of his passion for music which began as young boy growing up in New Orleans. The energetic illustrations match ...more
Feb 02, 2016
Feb 02, 2016
 
Laughing at My Nightmare
4.04
really liked it
Shane is 21, a college graduate, blogger, public speaker, president of a non-profit and a bit of a wise-ass. He writes about his life and how it is ef ...more
Oct 24, 2014
Oct 24, 2014
 
Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family
3.96
really liked it
How does one go from a life of poverty and violence to a career in opera performing at the Met? Read this extraordinary story of Ryan Speedo Green.
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Nov 28, 2016
 
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
4.32
it was amazing
An inspiring tale of humble, dedicated athletes and coaches who put aside their individual goals to work as team. Although this is the story of 9 team ...more
Aug 22, 2013
Jul 09, 2013
 
Stitches
4.03
really liked it
An engrossing memoir told in a graphic novel form. Born with minor health problems that were exacerbated by his father's medical treatments and trappe ...more
Mar 23, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
 
Between Boardslides and Burnout: My Notes from the Road
3.50
liked it
The "journal" format provided a great look into life on the pro skating tour. You feel like you are chatting with Tony Hawk. Excellent layout and desi ...more
not set
Mar 14, 2008
 
Hole in My Life
3.74
really liked it
This children's author tells how he got involved with a drug smuggling scam that landed him in prison and how that event helped him on his road to bec ...more
not set
Mar 14, 2008
 
Girl, Interrupted
3.90
really liked it
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Apr 17, 2008
 
E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX
4.03
really liked it
None
Jan 2007
Mar 04, 2009
 
Three Little Words
4.13
None
not set
Feb 04, 2009
 
Three Weeks With My Brother
4.01
None
not set
Feb 04, 2009
 
The Last Lecture
4.25
really liked it
None
Oct 17, 2009
Oct 06, 2009
 
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith
3.68
really liked it
None
Jan 13, 2010
Jan 04, 2010
 
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
4.02
really liked it
None
not set
Jan 07, 2010
 
Kurt Cobain Journals
3.98
really liked it
None
not set
Feb 03, 2009
 
The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star
4.12
really liked it
None
not set
Feb 03, 2009
 
The Way I Am
4.30
liked it
None
not set
Feb 03, 2009
 
A Wreath for Emmett Till
4.19
really liked it
None
not set
Jan 12, 2011
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