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Vincent van Gogh

From the Series On My Own Biography

Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous painters in the world. He is best known for his brightly colored paintings, but Vincent's work wasn't always so colorful. Following Vincent on his… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 759.9492

Clyde Tombaugh and the Search for Planet X

From the Series On My Own Biography

Twelve-year-old Clyde Tombaugh stepped up and took his first look through a telescope. Gazing at the moon, he was thrilled by the sight of its craters and valleys. What other mysteries were… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 520'.92

Will Rogers

From the Series On My Own Biography

Will Rogers was one of the best-loved Americans of his day. Whether he was standing on a New York City stage doing rope tricks or writing books and newspaper articles, he always made people… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 792.7'028'092

Dian Fossey and the Mountain Gorillas

From the Series On My Own Biography

Dian Fossey was fascinated with the sad plight of the mountain gorilla and went to Africa. She imitated the gorillas' sounds and habits and came to know them individually. After several of… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 599.884'092

John Brown

From the Series On My Own Biography

Ever since he was a boy, John Brown had hated slavery. He was an abolitionist, a person who believed that no one should be able to own others. Many abolitionists hope that strong words would… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 973.7'116'092

Margaret Bourke-White

From the Series On My Own Biography

As a young girl, Margaret Bourke-White dreamed of having great adventures—the kind only a brave and fearless woman would have. As she grew up, she found that the camera was her ticket to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 770'.92

Mother Teresa

From the Series On My Own Biography

Growing up in Albania, Agnes Bojaxhiu learned from her mother how to care for and give to those who had less than she did. When she was twelve, she heard God's calling and decided to become a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 271'.97

Cesar Chavez

From the Series On My Own Biography

During the Great Depression, many people had to work long hours and were barely paid enough to survive. Cesar Chavez felt this treatment was unfair and worked to secure more rights. He formed… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 331.88'13'092

Leif Eriksson

From the Series On My Own Biography

As a young man growing up in Greenland, Leif Ericsson had heard stories about a land to the west across the Atlantic Ocean. One day, he gathered a crew and set off to explore the land… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 970.01'3'092

Sojourner Truth

From the Series On My Own Biography

Isabella changed her name to Sojourner Truth because she “was to travel up an’ down this land…to declare truth to the people.” Her strong voice and faith forced people to listen to her, in… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 306.3'62'092

Benjamin Banneker: Pioneering Scientist

From the Series On My Own Biography

Gazing up at the stars, Benjamin Banneker longed to understand how and why things worked as they did. In a time when most black Americans were slaves, Banneker lived a life of freedom and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 520'.92

Bessie Coleman: Daring to Fly

From the Series On My Own Biography

High in the sky, Bessie Coleman could soar like a bird. She was free--at least until she landed. As a black woman in the 1920s, she wasn't allowed to learn how to fly. Forced to travel to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 629.13'092

Florence Nightingale

From the Series On My Own Biography

Growing up in a wealthy family that believed nursing wasn't a respectable job, Florence Nightingale was determined to help others. After more than sixty years of service as a nurse, she had… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 610.73'092

Martha Washington

From the Series On My Own Biography

Martha Dandridge Custis was twenty-seven years old when she married George Washington. She worked by her husband's side to help keep their family, home, and country running smoothly. Whether… Read More →

  • Lexile: 460
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 973.4'1'092

Helen Keller

From the Series On My Own Biography

Trapped in silence and darkness, Helen Keller longed to communicate with the world. Both deaf and blind, she struggled to express the thoughts locked in her mind. When Annie Sullivan became… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 362.4'1'092

Jackie Robinson

From the Series On My Own Biography

The first African American to break the color barrier in modern major league baseball, Jackie Robinson was one of the greatest players of all time. Forced to put up with angry, hateful fans… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 796.357'092

Nathan Hale: Patriot Spy

From the Series On My Own Biography

As the Revolutionary War began, Nathan Hale immediately joined up on the side of the Patriots. When General Washington needed a spy, Hale was the only man to volunteer for the job. In the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 973.3'85'092

Pocahontas

From the Series On My Own Biography

As the young daughter of a powerful Powhatan leader, Pocahontas befriended the English settlers in Jamestown, Virginia. Although she helped them survive their difficult first years, and she… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 975.5'01'092

Alexander Graham Bell

From the Series On My Own Biography

Growing up, Alexander Graham Bell was fascinated with music, speech, and sounds. He worked hard to invent things that would not only help those with impaired hearing, but also bring people… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 621.385'092

Daniel Boone

From the Series On My Own Biography

Daniel Boone loved to explore and hunt in the wilderness. As a boy, he learned the ways of the woods from Indians and hunters. Then Daniel heard of a place called Kentucky and he decided to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 976.9'02'092

Johnny Appleseed

From the Series On My Own Biography

John Chapman loved all forms of nature, and he worked throughout his lifetime to improve it by planting apple trees. Known as the folk hero Johnny Appleseed, John helped to build America--not… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 634'.11'092

Prudence Crandall: Teacher for Equal Rights

From the Series On My Own Biography

When Prudence Crandall opened a school for young girls in 1831, she didn't expect trouble. But that is just what she got when she allowed African American girls to attend. A Quaker and… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 371.1'0092

Babe Didrikson Zaharias: All-Around Athlete

From the Series On My Own Biography

Babe Didrikson was running and jumping hedges at the age of eight. Her dedication to training and practicing resulted in her becoming one of the greatest woman athletes of the century… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 796.352'092

George Washington Carver

From the Series On My Own Biography

Born a slave near the end of the Civil War, George Washington Carver was a small and sickly child. Too frail to work in the fields of the Missouri farm where he grew up, George did chores… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 630'.92