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Conrad, Vicki

Summary: "A beautifully illustrated children's biography of Beverly Cleary, from her roots in Portland to her years as a librarian and an eventual children's book writer. The debut book in Little Bigfoot's new Growing to Greatness series of notable people from the Pacific Northwest"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Bigfoot, an imprint of Sasquatch Books 2019

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Shields, Charles J.

Summary: This biography tells the story of how Harper Lee struggled to become an author and created one of the most popular novels of the 20th century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: B LEE SHI

Meaker, Marijane

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cleis Press 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HIGHSMITH, PATRICIA MEA

Anderson, William

Summary: Photographs and mementos accompany an account of the life and literary career of the author of the well-loved "Little House" books.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1998

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Wilder

Moser, Benjamin

Summary: "Benjamin Moser's Sontag, a biography of Susan Sontag, is a portrait of the iconoclastic and prolific essayist, novelist, and critic and her role in the history of American intellectualism" --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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North, Sterling

Summary: The author recalls his carefree life in a small midwestern town at the close of World War I, and his adventures with his pet raccoon, Rascal.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD NOR

Paulsen, Gary.

Summary: The author describes some of the dogs that have had special places in his life, including his first dog, Snowball, in the Philippines; Dirk, who protected him from bullies; and Cookie, who saved his life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PAU

Krull, Kathleen.

Summary: "Traces the life of L. Frank Baum from his dreamy privileged childhood in mid-19th-century upstate New York through the many detours on his road to Oz. A failure as an actor, a breeder of prize chickens, a merchant in a wild west town, among other occupations, he finally made a success doing exactly what he had always loved to do: tell stories for children."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BAU

Yaccarino, Dan.

Summary: The story of four generations of an Italian American jamily, beginning with an immigrant who came through Ellis Island with big dreams, a small shovel, and his parents' good advice: "Work hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE YAC

Roper, Robert

Summary: "The author of the immortal Lolita and Pale Fire, born to an eminent Russian family, conjures the apotheosis of the high modernist artist: cultured, refined-as European as they come. But Vladimir Nabokov, who came to America fleeing the Nazis, came to think of his time here as the richest of his life. Indeed, Nabokov was not only happiest here, but his best work flowed from his response to this...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NABOKOV, VLADIMIR ROP

Labor, Earle

Summary: "The first authorized biography of a great American novelist"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LONDON, JACK LAB

Summary: Esteemed critic Blanche Gelfants brilliant companion gathers together lucid essays on major writers and themes by some of the best literary critics in the United States. Part 1 is comprised of articles on stories that share a particular theme such as "Working Class Stories" or "Gay and Lesbian Stories." The heart of the book, however, lies in Part 2, which contains more than one hundred pieces...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia University Press 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 831.01 COL

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Biography of Walter Dean Myers which describes the details of his Harlem childhood in the 1940s and 1950s: a loving home life with his adopted parents, Bible school, street games, and the vitality of his neighborhood. Although Walter spent much of his time either getting into trouble or on the basketball court, secretly he was a voracious reader and an aspiring writer. But as his prospects for...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 813.54 MYE

Scott-Heron, Gil

Summary: A personal account by the late musician and poet traces the story of his life, career, and history-making 1981 tour at the side of Stevie Wonder to raise support for the establishment of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCOTT-HERON, GIL SCO

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: Author's memoir of growing up black in the 1930's and 1940's.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2002

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 818 Ang

Angelou, Maya.

1 hold on 2 copies

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1970

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: B ANGELOU ANG

Villasenor, Victor

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2004

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Villasenor

Woodson, Jacqueline

Summary: "In vivid free verse, award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson shares what it was like to grow up in the 1960s and 1970s in both the North and the South."--Container.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 921 WOO

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: A black woman recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 818.54 ANG

Denise, Anika

Summary: "From the author of MONSTER TRUCK and STARRING CARMEN comes a gorgeous and lyrical story about Pura Belpré, a Puerto Rican librarian who changed the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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Hemingway, Valerie

Summary: Irish reporter Valerie Hemingway chronicles the years she spent as a personal secretary and confidante to Ernest Hemingway and his wife, Mary, and her eventual marriage to Hemingway's estranged son, Gregory.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2004

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.52 HEM

Begley, Adam.

Summary: "Updike is Adam Begley's masterful, much-anticipated biography of one of the most celebrated figures in American literature: Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike--a candid, intimate, and richly detailed look at his life and work.In this magisterial biography, Adam Begley offers an illuminating portrait of John Updike, the acclaimed novelist, poet, short-story writer, and critic who saw...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 UPDIKE, JOHN BEG

Walker, Alice

Summary: "The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart begins with a lyrical, autobiographical story of a marriage set in the violent and volatile Deep South during the early years of the civil rights movement. Walker goes on to imagine stories that grew out of the life following that marriage - a life, she writes, that was "marked by deep sea-changes and transitions." These provocative stories showcase...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAL

Hemingway, John Patrick

Summary: This memoir reveals the peculiar dynamics between Ernest Hemingway and his youngest son, Gregory, the author's father. Gregory tried to live up to Ernest's macho reputation--yet as a cross-dresser and (ultimately) a transsexual, Gregory was obsessed with his "female half," and he struggled with personal demons until his death. The media called Gregory the "black sheep" of the Hemingway...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lyons Press 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 HEM