Biographies/Autobiographies - we've pulled several for you - look on the cart near the Circulation Desk. First come, first served!
Call Number: 782.421643 F216L Main Collection (First floor)
FANTASIA tells of her astonishing rise from hopeless high school dropout to American Idol superstar. At the age of seventeen, despite the promise of her extraordinary voice, Fantasia was in danger of becoming just another sad statistic: an uneducated, unmarried teenage mother living in the projects. But Fantasia had been raised by two strong, influential women: her grandmother and mother, both preachers. - Syndetic Solutions, LLC.
Dr. Ben Carson
Call Number: 610.92 C3212g Main Collection (First floor)
Ben Carson, M.D., works medical miracles. Today, he's one of the most celebrated neurosurgeons in the world. In Gifted Hands, he tells of his inspiring odyssey from his childhood in inner-city Detroit to his position as director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at age 33. Ben Carson is a role model for anyone who attempts the seemingly impossible as he takes you into the operating room where he has saved countless lives. Filled with fascinating case histories, this is the dramatic and intimate story of Ben Carson's struggle to beat the odds -- and of the faith and genius that make him one of the greatest life-givers of the century.
John Corcoran - The teacher who couldn't read
Call Number: 373.11 C793t Main Collection (First floor)
In this moving book, millionaire and successful businessman John Corcoran shares his shocking and emotionally moving story - from being a child who was failed by the system, to an angry adolescent, a desperate college student, and finally an emerging adult reader.
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Percy Julian - Forgotten genius
Call Number: Audiovisual 540.92 J943f DVD
A biography of Percy Lavon Julian, an African-American chemist, self-made millionaire, and humanitarian.
Malcolm X : by any means necessary : a biography
Call Number: J 320.54 X1m (Second floor)
"In this highly praised, award-winning biography, Walter Dean Myers portrays Malcolm X as prophet, dealer, convict, troublemaker, revolutionary, and voice of black militancy. A Coretta Scott King Honor Book and an ALA Notable Children's Book." --Syndetic Solutions, LLC.
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Precious : based on the novel Push
Call Number: 813.6 S2418p Main Collection (First floor)
Precious Jones, an illiterate sixteen-year-old, has up until now been invisible to the father who rapes her and the mother who batters her and to the authorities who dismiss her as just one more of Harlem's casualties. But when Precious, pregnant with a second child by her father, meets a determined and radical teacher, we follow her on a journey of education and enlightenment as she learns not only how to write about her life, but how to make it truly her own for the first time. - Syndetic Solutions, LLC.