Biography by Type of Person

This is easily our most clumsily-titled category. We apologize, and politely ask that you get over it. Regardless of its clumsiness, you get the point: these are biographies sorted according to the occupation of the subject. So, Marie Curie will show up in the "Scientists, Naturalists & Inventors" category, and Alexander the Great can be found in "Military Heroes & Scourges."

Of course, many biographies will end up in multiple categories. For instance, Marie Curie will also be in "Famous Women" and Alexander the Great is in "World Leaders" as well. We've done our best to include each person in every category in which they belong, but we fully admit we're fallible and limited human beings.

The intention is that these interrelated categorizations will help you zero in on just the right person and topic. If you want to find out which presidents were also Army commanders, you'll be able to do so; and if you want to read a biography about a woman who was also an inventor and an explorer, these subcategories will help you find it.

Getting the most out of this system will require you to put the links on the left-hand sidebar to use. We've put countless hours into putting books in categories and then linking those categories so that you can find exactly the book you're looking for, or at least books about the person you want to read about.

We obviously haven't exhausted the "types of people" with our categories, but we've covered the major bases. Whether you want to read about a politician, a general, a school teacher, a missionary, a baseball pitcher, or an African-American missionary memoir-writer, we've done our best to facilitate your search and help you discover what you need.

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Active Filters: 8th grade (Ages 13-14), Hardcover, In-Stock Books & Materials
10 Inventors Who Changed the World
by Clive Gifford
from Kingfisher
for 4th-8th grade
in Inventions & Discoveries (Location: SCI-INV)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
Abraham Lincoln
by James Daugherty
First Edition from Viking Press
for 5th-9th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Adventures of Herge
by Michael Farr
from Last Gasp
for 4th-10th grade
in Adventures of Tintin (Location: TINTIN)
$23.96
Amazing Grace of Freedom
by Ken Wales, Susan Wales, Ted Baehr
2nd edition
for 6th-10th grade
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Amos Fortune, Free Man
by Elizabeth Yates
1st edition from Dutton Children's Books
for 4th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$8.50 (1 in stock)
At Her Majesty's Request
by Walter Dean Myers
from Scholastic Inc.
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$14.00
Audubon and His Sons
by Amy Hogeboom
from Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books
for 6th-10th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Black Heroes of the American Revolution
by Burke Davis
from Harcourt, Brace & World
for 4th-10th grade
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: HIS-USREV)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Bud & Me
by Alta Abernathy, Barbara Harris
2nd edition
for 5th-10th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt!
by Jean Fritz
First Edition from G.P. Putnam's Sons
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Carver: A Life in Poems
by Marilyn Nelson
from Boyds Mill Press
for 7th-11th grade
2002 Newbery Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Honor Award
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$13.56
Chord of Steel
by Thomas B. Costain
from Doubleday & Company
for 8th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Columbus and the Age of Discovery
by William Scheller, Zvi Dor-Ner
1st edition from William Morrow & Company
for 7th-12th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: HIS-USEXP)
$14.00 (1 in stock)
Coming In on a Wing and a Prayer
by Kelly Brown
from Vision Forum
Biography for 4th-8th grade
in WWII: Pacific Theater (Location: HIS-20CWW2)
$12.00
Dr. George Washington Carver, Scientist
by Shirley Graham & George D. Lipscomb
Seventeenth Printing from Julian Messner
for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$4.80 (1 in stock)
Drawings of the Masters: Flemish & Dutch Drawings
by Colin Eisler
from Shorewood Publishers
for 5th-Adult
in Great Artists (Location: ELE-ARTISTS)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Explorers, Missionaries, and Trappers
by Kieran Doherty
from Oliver-Nelson Books
for 7th-9th grade
in Opening the American West (Location: G4B-HIS)
$6.00 (2 in stock)
For You They Signed
by Marilyn Boyer
from Master Books
for 3rd-8th grade
in America's Christian Heritage (Location: HIS-ACH)
$28.00
Genius
by Marfe Ferguson Delano
from National Geographic
for 5th-9th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Golden Admiral
by F. Van Wyck Mason
First Edition from Doubleday & Company
for 7th-Adult
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Grover Cleaveland, Again!
by Ken Burns
First Edition from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 3rd-8th grade
in American Presidency (Location: G7E-HIS)
$15.00 (1 in stock)
Hero Tales from American History
by Theodore Roosevelt & Henry Cabot Lodge
2nd edition from Tolle Lege Press
Biography for 7th-10th grade
in Biography Anthologies (Location: BIO-ANTH)
$15.00 (1 in stock)
Hero Tales from American History
by Theodore Roosevelt & Henry Cabot Lodge
Fir from McConnell Center
Biography for 7th-10th grade
in Biography Anthologies (Location: BIO-ANTH)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
I, Juan de Pareja
by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
from Farrar, Straus and Giroux
for 5th-9th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Johannes Kepler
by John Hudson Tiner
from Mott Media
for 4th-8th grade
in Sowers Biographies (Location: BIO-SOW)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
John Henry and His Hammer
by Harold W. Felton
Eighth Printing, August 1966 from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 3rd-8th grade
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Joni
by Joni Eareckson Tada
from Zondervan
Biography for 8th-10th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns
by Wilborn Hampton
from Candlewick Press
for 5th-9th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Kings and Queens of Scotland
by R. L. Mackie, J. Ross
from Geddes & Grosset
for 8th-Adult
in Great Britain / England (Location: HISREG-BRIT)
$5.50 (1 in stock)
Luther
by Frederick Nohl
from Concordia Publishing House
for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$13.59 $9.00 (2 in stock)
Martin Luther
by Sally Stepanek
from Chelsea House Publishing
Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Mathew Brady
by James D. Horan
from Bonanza Books
for 8th-Adult
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: HIS-19CACW)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Never Dies the Dream
by Margaret Landon
from Doubleday & Company
for 7th-12th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Our White House
by David McCullough
1st edition from Candlewick Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Landmarks & Symbols of the United States (Location: HIS-USLAND)
$8.50 (1 in stock)
Pasteur and the Invisible Giants
by Edward F. Dolan, Jr.
from Dodd, Mead
for 8th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Rembrandt and Seventeenth-Century Holland
Masters of Art
by Claudio Pescio
1st edition from Peter Bedrick Books
for 5th-Adult
in Great Artists (Location: ELE-ARTISTS)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Mildred D. Taylor
from Sun Dial Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Royal Faces
by Hugh Clayton
from Thames and Hudson
for 4th-9th grade
in Great Britain / England (Location: HISREG-BRIT)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times
by David Rubel
from Scholastic Inc.
for 7th-9th grade
in American Presidency (Location: G7E-HIS)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Scholastic Encyclopedia of Women in the United States
by Sheila Keenan
from Scholastic Inc.
for 5th-10th grade
in American History Reference (Location: HISREF-US)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Seven Men
by Eric Metaxas
from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for 8th-Adult
in Biography Anthologies (Location: BIO-ANTH)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Shakespeare of London
by Marchette Chute
1st edition from E.P. Dutton & Co.
for 6th-12th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Sir Walter Raleigh and the Quest for El Dorado
by Marc Aronson
from Clarion Books
for 7th-9th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: HIS-USEXP)
$21.99 $12.00 (1 in stock)
Sir Winston Churchill
by Arthur H. Booth
from Children's Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ZCLE-HIS)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
South Sea Shilling
by Eric Swenson
First Edition from Viking Press
for 7th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Story of General Custer
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #26
by Margaret Leighton
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
$7.00 (1 in stock)
Story of Polar Conquest
by Logan Marshall, ed.
from Vision Forum
for 7th-Adult
in 20th Century Exploration (Location: HIS-20EXP)
$16.00 (1 in stock)
Talking to the Sun
by Selected by Kenneth Koch and Kate Farrell
from Henry Holt and Company
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: POET-ANTH)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
To Be a Slave
by Julius Lester
from Dial Books for Young Readers
Historical Non-fiction for 6th-10th grade
1969 Newbery Honor Book
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Washington at Valley Forge
by Freedman, Russell
First Edition from Holiday House
for 4th-8th grade
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: HIS-USREV)
$14.00 (1 in stock)
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