Best Teen & Young Adult Political Biographies Books
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1. I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition)
Author: by Malala Yousafzai
The bestselling memoir by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.I Am Malala.This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren’t allowed to go to the market.
They said girls couldn’t go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.
No one expected her to survive. Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world – and did.
2. Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
Author: by Ji-li Jiang
Publishers Weekly Best Book * ALA Best Book for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children’s Book * ALA Booklist Editors’ ChoiceIn the tradition of The Diary of Anne Frank and I Am Malala, this is the incredible true story of one girl’s courage and determination during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century.
This edition includes a detailed glossary, pronunciation guide, discussion questions, and a Q&A with the author. It’s 1966, and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has everything a girl could want: brains, popularity, and a bright future in Communist China. But it’s also the year that China’s leader, Mao Ze-dong, launches the Cultural Revolutionand Ji-li’s world begins to fall apart.
Over the next few years, people who were once her friends and neighbors turn on her and her family, forcing them to live in constant terror of arrest. And when Ji-li’s father is finally imprisoned, she faces the most difficult dilemma of her life.
Written in an accessible and engaging style, this page-turning, honest, and deeply personal autobiography will appeal to readers of all ages.
3. The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia (Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards))
Author: by Candace Fleming
Schwartz & Wade
[A] superb history…. In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic… ; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of little Alexei, the hemophiliac heir who, with his parents and four sisters, would be murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918.
The Wall Street Journal Here is the tumultuous, heartrending, true story of the Romanovsat once an intimate portrait of Russia’s last royal family and a gripping account of its undoing. Using captivating photos and compelling first person accounts, award-winning author Candace Fleming (Amelia Lost; The Lincolns) deftly maneuvers between the imperial family’s extravagant lives and the plight of Russia’s poor masses, making this an utterly mesmerizing read as well as a perfect resource for meeting Common Core standards.”An exhilarating narrative history of a doomed and clueless family and empire.” Jim Murphy, author of Newbery Honor Books An American Plague and The Great Fire”For readers who regard history as dull, Fleming’s extraordinary book is proof positive that, on the contrary, it is endlessly fascinating, absorbing as any novel, and the stuff of an altogether memorable reading experience.” Booklist, Starred”Marrying the intimate family portrait of Heiligman’s Charles and Emma with the politics and intrigue of Sheinkin’s Bomb, Fleming has outdone herself with this riveting work of narrative nonfiction that appeals to the imagination as much as the intellect.” The Horn Book, StarredWinner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult LiteratureWinner of the Boston GlobeHorn Book Award for NonfictionA Robert F.
4. Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea
Author: by Sungju Lee
Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who was forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself.
To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly recreates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, his brothers, to daily be hungry and to fear arrest, imprisonment, and even execution.
This riveting memoir allows young readers to learn about other cultures where freedoms they take for granted do not exist.
5. Long Walk to Freedom: With Connections (HRW Library)
Author: by Nelson Mandela
HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON
2003 [HRW Library] Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela with Connections (H) Abridgement and Connecting Notes by Richard W. Kelso *ISBN-13: 9780030565816 *507 Pages
6. Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence
Author: by Benson J. Lossing
Most people know the importance of the Declaration of Independence, but few know much about its signers. This reprint of an 1848 original provides a brief biography on each of the fifty-six signers of the Declaration. Learn the virtues of these venerated Americans who helped create the most stable and enviable nation in the world.
7. Abraham Lincoln's World, Expanded Edition
Author: by Genevieve Foster
Beautiful Feet Books
1945 Newbery Honor Title With her whimsical and informative illustrations and timelines, Foster has magnificently captured a remarkable age and a remarkable man. The author earned her reputation by her masterful display of “horizontal history” telling the story of world events in the geo-political sphere, while giving as much importance to advances in science, medicine, music, art, literature, and exploration.
Thus, while Abe Lincoln was a boy romping the woods of Kentucky, Thomas Jefferson was completing his eighth year as president, George III reigned in Great Britain and Napolean was about to meet his Waterloo. Beethoven and Sir Walter Scott were at the height of their creative powers, while Victor Hugo was staging plays at school.
By the time Lincoln was old enough to help his father chop wood, other young boys and girls were being prepared for the future parts they would play. Harriet Beecher was reading anything she could get her hands on, Charles Darwin was collecting toads, crabs and shells, and the impoverished boy Dickens was working in a shoe blacking factory in London.
8. Lincoln: A Photobiography (Houghton Mifflin social studies)
Author: by Russell Freedman
In this gripping account of the boyhood, marriage, and young professional life of Abraham Lincoln, award-winning writer Russell Freedman brings to life the presidential years, scholarly thoughts and reflections of the Civil War president. Winner of the 1988 Newbery Medal. This 1988 Newbery Medal-winning biography of our Civil War president is warm, appealing, and illustrated with dozens of carefully chosen photographs and prints.
Russell Freedman begins with a lively account of Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood, his career as a country lawyer, and his courtship and marriage to Mary Todd. Then the author focuses on the presidential years (1861 to 1865), skillfully explaining the many complex issues Lincoln grappled with as he led a deeply divided nation through the Civil War.
The book’s final chapter is a moving account of that tragic evening in Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. Additional content includes a sampling of Lincoln’s writings and a detailed list of Lincoln historical sites.
9. Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia (Landmark Books)
Author: by Margaret Cousins
Benjamin Franklin was one of the busiest men in the American colonies. He was a printer, a postmaster, an inventor, a writer, and a diplomat. When the Revolutionary War began, Ben supported America in the Continental Congress. Like the clever adages from his Poor Richard’s Almanac, Ben Franklin still sets an example for Americans today.
10. The Freedom Summer Murders
Author: by Don Mitchell
A gripping true story of murder and the fight for civil rights and social justice in 1960s Mississppi. On June 21, 1964, three young men were killed by the Ku Klux Klan for trying to help black Americans vote as part of the 1964 Fredom Summer registration effort in Mississippi.
The disappearance and brutal murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner caused a national uproar and was one of the most significant events of the civil rights movement. The Freedom Summer Murders tells the tragic story of these brave men, the crime that resulted in their untimely deaths, and the relentless forty-one-year pursuit of a conviction.
It is the story of idealistic and courageous young people who wanted to change their county for the better. It is the story of black and white. And ultimately, it is the story of our nation’s endless struggle to close the gap between what is and what should be.
11. IraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraq
Author: by IraqiGirl
I feel that I have been sleeping all my life and I have woken up and opened my eyes to the world.A beautiful world! But impossible to live in. These are the words of fifteen-year-old Hadiya, blogging from the city of Mosul, Iraq, to let the world know what life is really like as the military occupation of her country unfolds.
In many ways, her life is familiar. She worries about exams and enjoys watching Friends during the rare hours that the electricity in her neighborhood is running. But the horrors of war surround her everywhereweeklong curfews, relatives killed, and friends whose families are forced to flee their homes.
With black humor and unflinching honesty, Hadiya shares the painful stories of lives changed forever. Let’s go back, she writes, to my un-normal life. With her intimate reflections on family, friendship, and community, IraqiGirl also allows us to witness the determination of one girl not only to survive, but to create, amidst the devastation of war, a future worth living for.”Hadiya’s authentically teenage voice, emotional struggles and concerns make her story all the more resonant.” Publishers WeeklyDespite all the news coverage about the war in Iraq, very little is reported about how it affects the daily lives of ordinary citizens.
12. The Truths We Hold: An American Journey (Young Readers Edition)
Author: by Kamala Harris
Now adapted for young readers, Vice President Kamala Harris’s empowering memoir about the values and inspirations that guided her life. With her election to the vice presidency, her election to the U.S. Senate, and her position as attorney general of California, Kamala Harris has blazed trails throughout her entire political career.
But how did she achieve her goals? What values and influences guided and inspired her along the way? In this young readers edition of Kamala Harris’s memoir, we learn about the impact that her family and community had on her life, and see what led her to discover her own sense of self and purpose.
The Truths We Hold traces her journey as she explored the values she holds most dearthose of community, equality, and justice. An inspiring and empowering memoir, this book challenges us to become leaders in our own lives and shows us that with determination and perseverance all dreams are possible.
13. Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor
Author: by Russell Freedman
Photobiography of early twentieth-century photographer and schoolteacher Lewis Hine, using his own work as illustrations. Hines’s photographs of children at work were so devastating that they convinced the American people that Congress must pass child labor laws.
14. Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery (Clarion Nonfiction)
Author: by Russell Freedman
A 1994 Newbery Honor Book The intriguing story of Eleanor Roosevelt traces the life of the former First Lady from her early childhood through the tumultuous years in the White House to her active role in the founding of the United Nations after World War II.
A Newberry Honor Book.
15. The Autobiography Of Malcolm X (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author: by Malcolm X
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The African American leader discusses his political philosophy and reveals details of his life, shedding light on the ideas that enabled him to gain the allegiance of a still growing percentage of the black population.
16. Strongman: The Rise of Five Dictators and the Fall of Democracy
Author: by Kenneth C. Davis
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
From the bestselling author of the Don’t Know Much About books comes a dramatic account of the origins of democracy, the history of authoritarianism, and the reigns of five of history’s deadliest dictators. A Washington Post Best Book of the Year!
A YALSA 2021 Nonfiction Award Nominee! What makes a country fall to a dictator? How do authoritarian leadersstrongmencapable of killing millions acquire their power? How are they able to defeat the ideal of democracy? And what can we do to make sure it doesn’t happen again?
By profiling five of the most notoriously ruthless dictators in historyAdolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Saddam HusseinKenneth C. Davis seeks to answer these questions, examining the forces in these strongmen’s personal lives and historical periods that shaped the leaders they’d become.
Meticulously researched and complete with photographs, Strongman provides insight into the lives of five leaders who callously transformed the world and serves as an invaluable resource in an era when democracy itself seems in peril. “A fascinating, highly readable portrayal of infamous men that provides urgent lessons for democracy now.” Publishers Weekly, starred review “Strongman is a book that is both deeply researched and deeply felt, both an alarming warning and a galvanizing call to action, both daunting and necessary to read and discuss.” Cynthia Levinson, author of Fault Lines in the Constitution