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March 2012, 163, 61/8x91/4, eBook/Paperback
Print: 978-1-59884-701-7
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Read On...Biography

Reading Lists for Every Taste

Rick Roche

1 Volume

Read On...Biography: Reading Lists for Every Taste is that essential go-to readers' advisory guide, filling a gap in the growing readers' advisory literature with information about 450 biography titles, most published within the last decade, but also including some classic titles as well.

The book focuses on life stories written in the third person, with subjects ranging from individuals who lived in ancient times to the present-day, hailed from myriad nations, and gained fame in diverse fields. The contents are organized in order to facilitate identification of read-alikes and easy selection of titles according to appeal features such as character, story, language, setting, and mood. Written specifically with librarians and their patrons in mind, this readers' advisory title will be invaluable in public, high school, and college libraries.


A chronology of the history of the biography genre

Brief reviews of over 450 high interest biographies

Rick Roche is head of the Adult Services Department at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library, Western Springs, IL. A graduate of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Texas, Austin, he has worked at libraries in Texas, Missouri, and Illinois. His published works include Real Lives Revealed: A Guide to Reading Interests in Biography and science book reviews for Booklist. Roche comments on books, movies, and technology at libraries at his website,

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