Showing 1–10 of 10 books
- List: Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
- Theme: Biography: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story:
- Award year: 2017
Clara Lemlich struggles to overcome the second-rate working conditions in the factories in Manhattan during the turn of the twentieth century. Based on the true story of a determined young woman, Clara paves the way for equal rights for women in the work
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible… on Schindler's List
Ten-year-old Leon watched as the Nazis took over his hometown of Krakow. Forced with his family to move to the ghetto, they were ultimately saved – on Schindler's List.
The Brontë Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne
Most widely known for their classic 19th century novels Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, sisters Charlotte and Emily Bronte helped to pioneer the literary industry for women. Reading like a fascinating novel, this biography highlights the romance and tur
Discovering Wes Moore
Wes Moore grew up in poverty, but through his supportive family and discipline learned in military school was able to graduate college and become a Rhodes Scholar. As an adult, he learns of another Wes Moore whose childhood resembled his, but who ended u
The Distance Between Us: A Memoir
Reyna longs for her family to be reunited after her mother and father leave Mexico for the United States, but when she is finally able to join them, it is not the happy reunion she expects.
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives
Caitlin and Martin couldn't have been farther apart – she in Pennsylvania, he in Zimbabwe. As pen pals, the mail became magic, and enabled a miracle to happen to them both.
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina
Life in Motion is a memoir from the first African American principal ballerina at the American Ballet Theater.
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
This is a beautiful, inspirational memoir of a young girl growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. She is lucky in that she has parents that support her independence and education; many others are not so lucky.
Popular: How a Geek in Pearls Discovered the Secret to Confidence
An 8th grade girl uses a 1950's popularity guide in a modern quest to become more popular.
The Warrior's Heart: Becoming a Man of Compassion and Courage
Eric is a first-generation college student grappling with his future prospects.