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Learn more about America's history through great Americans' biographies.
on July 03, 2014
 

There are so many great Americans to read about, and this list is far from definitive. I chose these 20 people based on the quality of books that are available about their lives and achievements. These aren’t just books that share facts; they will immerse the reader into the amazing lives and choices that these men and women made.

Susan B. Anthony -  Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Freedom and Equality by Suzanne Slade

 

Elizabeth Blackwell - Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone

 

Ruby Bridges - The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

 

Frederick Douglass - Who Was Frederick Douglass? by April Jones Prince

 

Thomas Edison - Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives by Gene Barretta

 

Thomas Jefferson - Thomas Jefferson Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Everything by Maira Kalman

 

Helen Keller - Helen’s Big World by Doreen Rappaport

 

John Fitzgerald Kennedy - Jack’s Path of Courage by Doreen Rappaport

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. - My Brother Martin by Christine King Farris

 

Abraham Lincoln - Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books by Kay Winters

 

Rosa Parks - Rosa by Nikki Giovanni

 

Sally Ride - Who Was Sally Ride? by Megan Stine

 

Jackie Robinson - Teammates by Peter Golenbock

 

Eleanor Roosevelt - Eleanor, Quiet No More by Doreen Rappaport

 

Wilma Rudolph - Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull

Sonia Sotomayor - Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx by Jonah Winter

 

Elizabeth Cady Stanton - Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote by Tanya Lee Stone

 

Harriet Tubman - Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford

 

George Washington - A Picture Book of George Washington by David A. Adler

 

The Wright Brothers - Who Were the Wright Brothers? by James Buckley Jr.

 

Who would you add to the list? Share the title of your favorite great American biography on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page.

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