List: Jewish Biographies
Krull, Kathleen, author.
"Judy Blume wrote her way through controversy and censorship to become a pioneer who helped ma... More
"Judy Blume wrote her way through controversy and censorship to become a pioneer who helped make it okay for kids and teens to discuss their everyday concerns, including the kinds of things people don't always like to talk about. Now more than forty years into her career of writing frank and funny books, Judy still has the amazing ability to connect with young readers and adults"-- Less
Davidson, Rose, 1989- author.
Learn about Ginsburg's childhood, early career, and appointment to the highest court in the la... More
Learn about Ginsburg's childhood, early career, and appointment to the highest court in the land. This early reader also features key moments from some of the cases Ginsburg argued before the Supreme Court, including the case for gender equality. Less
Gottesfeld, Jeff, author.
"Her parents moved her from Austria to Tokyo, Japan before she started school. They were all r... More
"Her parents moved her from Austria to Tokyo, Japan before she started school. They were all rendered stateless when Nazi Germany and Austria stripped Jews of their citizenship. She graduated high school fluent in Japanese plus four other languages and went to college in America at age 15. Cut off from her parents by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and America's entry into World War II, she went years not knowing if they were alive. She returned to post-war Japan as an interpreter, found her parents, and wrote the fateful words that make her a storied feminist hero in that nation even today. As Justice Sonia Sotomayor said about Beate Sirota Gordon, 'It is a rare life treat for a Supreme Court Justice to get to meet a framer of a Constitution. It is rarer indeed for that framer to have been a woman'"-- Less
Bowman, Chris, 1990- author.
"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades two through five, this title provides re... More
"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades two through five, this title provides readers with basic information about Gordon Korman"-- Less
Robbins, Dean, 1957- author.
"Jonas Salk wasn't seen as a brave heronot at first. As a child he was quiet and unassumi... More
"Jonas Salk wasn't seen as a brave heronot at first. As a child he was quiet and unassuming, but Jonas dreamed of tikkun olam, the Jewish phrase for healing the world. He saw the polio virus strike his city, and he knew that with determination and hard work, he could be the one to stop its spread. So he grew up to study medicine, ultimately creating the polio vaccine that saved untold numbers of livesand healed the world!"-- Less
Shepherd, Jodie, author.
Describes the life and career of the children's author and illustrator, including his childhoo... More
Describes the life and career of the children's author and illustrator, including his childhood in New York, the popularity of his book "Where the Wild Things Are," and his personal life. Less
Lewis, Aura, author, illustrator.
Gloria Steinem is known as a leader of the feminist movement and a trailblazer who fights for equal... More
Gloria Steinem is known as a leader of the feminist movement and a trailblazer who fights for equality for all people. This unofficial biography for young readers tells her story, from being a young girl with big dreams to her inspiring travels in India to the launch of Ms. magazine, which gave women a voice. Gloria's message of believing in yourself and following your dreams will inspire a whole new generation. Less
Churnin, Nancy, author.
"Henrietta Szold took Queen Esther as a model and worked hard to save the Jewish people. In 19... More
"Henrietta Szold took Queen Esther as a model and worked hard to save the Jewish people. In 1912, she founded the Jewish women's social justice organization, Hadassah. Henrietta started Hadassah determined to offer emergency medical care to mothers and children in Palestine. When WWII broke out, she rescued Jewish children from the Holocaust, and broadened Hadassah's mission to include education, youth development, and women's rights. Hadassah offers free help to all who need it and continues its mission to this day."-- Less
Kawa, Katie, author.
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Samuel, Sigal, author.
Osnat Barzani or Asenath Barzani (1590-1670) the world's first female rabbi, was born almost f... More
Osnat Barzani or Asenath Barzani (1590-1670) the world's first female rabbi, was born almost five hundred years ago, during a time when few girls were allowed to read. Her father was a great scholar whose house was filled with books, and she convinced him to teach her. She grew up to teach others, becoming a wise and famous scholar in her own right. Less
Slade, Suzanne, author.
"With rhythmic swirls of words and pictures, Suzanne Slade and Stacy Innerst beautifully revea... More
"With rhythmic swirls of words and pictures, Suzanne Slade and Stacy Innerst beautifully reveal just how brilliantly Gershwin reached inside his head to create his masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue. It's a surprising and whirlwind composition of notes and sounds and one long wail of a clarinet-dazzling and daring, just like George Gershwin himself!"-- Book jacket. Less
Schuman, Michael, author.
"Over the course of his fifty-year career, musician Bob Dylan has won a Nobel Prize, has had a... More
"Over the course of his fifty-year career, musician Bob Dylan has won a Nobel Prize, has had an audience with the pope, and has earned a multitude of accolades, from a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award to a coveted Kennedy Center honor. Not bad for a kid from a small city in northern Minnesota who just wanted to play rock and roll. Dylan's songs are legendary, and his spiritual journeys have taken him all over the world. This biography explores the man, his music, and the unique way in which his artistry has shaped our culture. Less
Newman, Tracy, 1971- author.
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Kawa, Katie, author.
"Wonder Woman was a groundbreaking superhero film that inspired women around the world, and it... More
"Wonder Woman was a groundbreaking superhero film that inspired women around the world, and its star has become a role model for many. The story of how Gal Gadot became Wonder Woman and what she has done since first picking up her shield and lasso is sure to excite readers of all ages. Written at a low reading level to appeal to even the most reluctant readers, this high-interest biography encourages independent reading through its achievable main text. Fun fact boxes, a helpful timeline, and full-color photographs add to this inspiring reading experience"-- Less
Spinner, Stephanie, author.
"While other kids played sports, Steven Spielberg was writing scripts and figuring out camera ... More
"While other kids played sports, Steven Spielberg was writing scripts and figuring out camera angles. He went from entertaining his Boy Scout troop with home movies to amazing audiences around the world with epic blockbusters. He has directed four of the most successful films of all time and has won two Academy Awards for Best Director. From Jaws to Lincoln, young readers and aspiring filmmakers will be fascinated by the life of this famous director"-- Less
Alexander, Lori, author.
"Telling the inspiring human story behind the creation of the Paralympics, this chapter book b... More
"Telling the inspiring human story behind the creation of the Paralympics, this chapter book biography artfully combines archival photos, full-color illustrations, and a riveting narrative to honor the life of Ludwig Guttmann, whose work profoundly changed so many lives"-- Less
Epstein, Nadine, author.
"A collection of biographies of Jewish female role models--selected in collaboration with Ruth... More
"A collection of biographies of Jewish female role models--selected in collaboration with Ruth Bader Ginsburg and including an introduction written by the late Supreme Court justice"-- Less
The story of Emma Lazarus, who, despite her life of privilege, became a tireless advocate for the i... More
The story of Emma Lazarus, who, despite her life of privilege, became a tireless advocate for the immigrants who arrived in New York City in the 1880s and wrote a famous poem for the Statue of Liberty. Less