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Suggested Reading in Autobiographies and Memoirs for Young Adults

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Need a memoir or autobiography? These titles should fit the bill. Please check with your teacher to make sure your selection fulfills an autobiography assignment. Memoirs capture one specific moment in the author’s life, while autobiographies cover the author’s life from childhood to adulthood.

26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie dePaola

The Abracadabra Kid: A Writer’s Life by Sid Fleischman

Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer by Michaela DePrince

The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

Down a Sunny Dirt Road by Jan and Stan Berenstain

Drawing From Memory by Allen Say

The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia by Esther Hague

Escape From Slavery: The Boyhood of Frederick Douglass in His Own Words by Frederick Douglass

A Girl From Yamhill by Beverly Cleary

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai

It Came From Ohio! My Life as a Writer by R.L. Stine

Knots in My Yo-Yo String by Jerry Spinelli

The Scraps Book: Notes From a Colorful Life by Lois Ehlert

Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret

Jennifer Schultz, Youth Services, Warrenton central library

For book lists, reviews and staff suggestions for children and young adults published prior to January 2015, visit Kiddosphere, our blog about children/young adult fiction and non-fiction.

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