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Russell Freedman

Russell Freedman

Born in 1929 in San Francisco, Russell Freedman is a biographer and the author of nearly fifty books for young people. He received the Newbery Medal in 1988 for his work Lincoln: A Photobiography.

As an author of nonfiction, Russell Freedman prefers to be called a "factual author". In doing so, he is challenging what he perceives as a common misconception, that nonfiction is less interesting and less important than fiction. Freedman tries to stamp out that myth with every book that he writes. He chooses only topics that he is interested in and wants to learn more about. Oftentimes, he likes to write about people in history who possess character traits that stand out and make them memorable. For example, he explains that he chose to write about Eleanor Roosevelt because of her big-heartedness, and Crazy Horse because of his courage and integrity. In addition to his biographies, Freedman has written over twenty books on animal behavior, a topic that he has found fascinating since childhood.

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Buffalo Hunt
by Russell Freedman
from Holiday House
Historical Non-Fiction for 4th-8th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
Children of the Great Depression
by Russell Freedman
from Sandpiper Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Great Depression (1929-1939) (Location: B01-24A)
Children of the Wild West
by Russell Freedman
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
in Pioneer & Frontier Life (Location: B01-15C)
Children of the Wild West
by Russell Freedman
from Clarion Books
for 4th-8th grade
in Pioneer & Frontier Life (Location: B01-15C)
Cowboys of the Wild West
by Russell Freedman
from Sandpiper Books
Non-fiction for 4th-8th grade
in Cowboys & Cattlemen (Location: B01-17B)
Cowboys of the Wild West
by Russell Freedman
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
in Cowboys & Cattlemen (Location: B01-17B)
Eleanor Roosevelt
by Russell Freedman
from Scholastic Inc.
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: A12-05)
Eleanor Roosevelt
by Russell Freedman
from Clarion Books
Biography for 4th-6th grade
1994 Newbery Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
by Russell Freedman
from Scholastic Inc.
Biography for 4th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Freedom Walkers
by Russell Freedman
from Holiday House
for 4th-6th grade
in Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968) (Location: B01-27A)
Immigrant Kids
by Russell Freedman
from Puffin Books
Non-fiction for 3rd-6th grade
in Immigration & Emigration (Location: B01-22B)
Indian Winter
by Russell Freedman
from Scholastic Inc.
for 5th-8th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
Life and Death of Crazy Horse
by Russell Freedman
from Scholastic Inc.
for 7th-10th grade
in Gilded Age (1865-1918) (Location: B01-20B)
Lincoln: A Photobiography
by Russell Freedman
from Houghton Mifflin
Biography for 5th-9th grade
1988 Newbery Medal winner
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Out of Darkness
by Russell Freedman
from Clarion Books
Biography for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
War to End All Wars
by Russell Freedman
from HMH Books for Young Readers
for 4th-8th grade
in World War I (1914-1919) (Location: B01-23C)
Washington at Valley Forge
by Freedman, Russell
First Edition from Holiday House
for 4th-8th grade
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: B01-09C)
Wright Brothers
by Russell Freedman
from Holiday House
Biography for 5th-8th grade
1992 Newbery Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)