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BISAC Subject YAF005000

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Biographical

Caravaggio: Painter on the Run

Caravaggio was on a defiant mission to change the art world. Before him, there were pastel-colored idealized visions, polite paintings for a polite society. After him, there were slews of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

First Man: Reimagining Matthew Henson

In this graphic novel, Simon Schwartz weaves biography and fiction together to explore the life of Arctic adventurer Matthew Henson. Moving between different time periods and incorporating… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: 910.911'3
Fall 2018

Jane Austen: Her Heart Did Whisper

In a time of formal dances, courtyard courtships, and strict ideas about a woman's role in the world, Jane Austen looked at the England around her and created unforgettable art. Before she… Read More →

  • Lexile: 250
  • Dewey: 823/.7 [B]
Fall 2019

Marie Curie: A Life of Discovery

In her intensely researched, inventively drawn exploration of Marie Curie's life, artist Alice Milani follows the celebrated Polish scientist from Curie's time as a struggling governess to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 400
  • Dewey: 540.92 [B]

Terrorist: Gavrilo Princip, the Assassin Who Ignited World War I

"I am not a criminal, because I destroyed that which was evil. I think that I'm good."—Gavrilo Princip, October 23, 1914. This much we know: On June 28, 1914, a young man stood on a street… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 741.5'944