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