View Full Version : Hooked on Bios

05-14-2008, 01:03 AM
Even as a beginning reader, I naturally gravitated toward reading about the lives of other people.

Scholastic Books was a great young readers' resource, for me. My second grade teacher had her own library that we could use--it consisted of a series of bookshelves under the row of windows at the school. I'd be over there at every opportunity between work-time to get a book.

I remember reading about Louis Braille, then. And running my fingers over the alphabet dots they had thoughtfully imprinted into the back of the book. There was also a book on what life was like for the original colonists in America.

I got a bit older, and I was allowed to check other books out at the library. Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books were a great discovery, for me. Even if they were considered to be historical fiction. The librarian seemed a bit amazed that I was always hanging around the 900 section so much.

So--were there any bios or memoirs that caught your eye and maybe your heart as a kid?