Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations.

Cover: The Country Artist: A Story about Beatrix Potter
Cover: Revolutionary Poet: A Story about Phillis Wheatley
Cover: Stateswoman to the World: A Story about Eleanor Roosevelt
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
A Fairy-Tale Life: A Story about Hans Christian Anderson 900 S 5.8
A Head Full of Notions: A Story about Robert Fulton 1080 S 6.8
A Hunger for Learning: A Story about Booker T. Washington R 5.9
A Pocketful of Goobers: A Story about George Washington Carver 740 Q 5.0
A World of Knowing: A Story about Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet 920 R 5.7
Between Two Worlds: A Story about Pearl Buck S 5.4
Beyond Little Women: A Story about Louisa May Alcott 950 R 6.3
Bold Composer: A Story about Ludwig van Beethoven T 5.4
Chocolate by Hershey: A Story about Milton S. Hershey 920 R 5.9
Civil Rights Pioneer: A Story about Mary Church Terrell 930 T 6.1
Click!: A Story about George Eastman 770 R 5.1
Dance of the Swan: A Story about Anna Pavlova 930 S 6.8
Demanding Justice: A Story about Mary Ann Shadd Cary R 5.9
Discovering Nature's Laws: A Story about Isaac Newton 780 T 5.7
Farmland Innovator: A Story about Cyrus McCormick T 5.2
Father of the Constitution: A Story about James Madison 810 S 5.8
Fighting for Equal Rights: A Story about Susan B. Anthony 810 R 5.7
Fine Print: A Story about Johann Gutenberg 880 S 5.9
First Son and President: A Story about John Quincy Adams S 6.0
Flying Against the Wind: A Story about Beryl Markham 980 R 5.9
Freedom Seeker: A Story about William Penn S 6.3
Frontier Surgeons: A Story about the Mayo Brothers 860 S 5.9
Germ Hunter: A Story about Louis Pasteur 900 S 6.5
Go Free or Die: A Story about Harriet Tubman 800 R 4.6
Healing Warrior: A Story about Sister Elizabeth Kenny 830
Her Piano Sang: A Story about Clara Schumann 1020 R 6.7
I Have Not Yet Begun to Fight: A Story about John Paul Jones 960 R 6.5
Jazz Age Poet: A Story about Langston Hughes R 5.6
Liberty or Death: A Story about Patrick Henry 890 S 6.3
Listening to Crickets: A Story about Rachel Carson 930 R 6.0
Living with the Senecas: A Story about Mary Jemison T 5.9
Maker of Machines: A Story about Eli Whitney 780 S 5.4
Mark T-W-A-I-N!: A Story about Samuel Clemens 930 R 6.0
Mr. Blue Jeans: A Story about Levi Strauss 960 S 6.2
Musical Genius: A Story about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 830 T 5.5
Natural Writer: A Story about Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 870 R 5.9
Oh, The Places He Went: A Story about Dr. Seuss 900 R 5.8
Pioneer Plowmaker: A Story about John Deere S
President of the Underground Railroad: A Story about Levi Coffin 930 S 5.9
Raggin': A Story about Scott Joplin 920 S 5.6
Remember the Ladies: A Story about Abigail Adams R 5.7
Revolutionary Poet: A Story about Phillis Wheatley 890 R 6.3
Rooftop Astronomer: A Story about Maria Mitchell S 6.4
Say It with Music: A Story about Irving Berlin 870 S 5.8
Science Fiction Pioneer: A Story about Jules Verne T 6.0
Seneca Chief, Army General: A Story about Ely Parker S 5.7
Shoes for Everyone: A Story about Jan Matzeliger 840 R 5.7
Sisters Against Slavery: A Story about Sarah and Angelina Grimké S 6.1
Stateswoman to the World: A Story about Eleanor Roosevelt 820 R
Tales for Hard Times: A Story about Charles Dickens R 5.9
The Back of Beyond: A Story about Lewis and Clark 1090 S 6.8
The Country Artist: A Story about Beatrix Potter 830 R 5.1
The Play's the Thing: A Story about William Shakespeare 1060 T 6.7
The Road to Seneca Falls: A Story about Elizabeth Cady Stanton 990 R 6.2
The Wizard of Sound: A Story about Thomas Edison 860 R 6.0
The Workers' Detective: A Story about Dr. Alice Hamilton 960 6.8
To The Point: A Story about E. B. White 770 R 5.3
Uncommon Revolutionary: A Story about Thomas Paine R 6.1
Voice of Freedom: A Story about Frederick Douglass 820 R 5.5
Voice of the Paiutes: A Story about Sarah Winnemucca T 6.1
Walking the Road to Freedom: A Story about Sojourner Truth 820 R 5.9
We'll Race You, Henry: A Story about Henry Ford 750 R 4.7
What Are You Figuring Now?: A Story about Benjamin Banneker 910 R 5.6
With Open Hands: A Story about Biddy Mason R 5.7
Words of Promise: A Story about James Weldon Johnson S 6.0
Writer of the Plains: A Story about Willa Cather 790 Q 5.4
Writing for Freedom: A Story about Lydia Maria Child R 5.9
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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View →