The tale of a sickly boy who became president; the saga of a princess who captured hearts, but died a tragic death; the story of an orphan who became the world's most famous author. Biography is a window into other worlds and an inestimably valuable part of education.
Explore the readers' advisory possibilities of biography with this guide that covers some 600 titles.
Biographies span the extremes, ranging from meaty and meticulous renderings to flamboyant sketches; from fast-paced adventure and mind-bending reassessments to gentle, nostalgic reflections. For the lover of biography, the quest is not always just for a book about a specific person, but often for a character-driven story with particular genre elements, appeals, and themes.
This guide for those who work with readers not only maps the genre, but describes and organizes some 600 biographies into such categories as Adventurous Lives, Lives of Crime, Sporting Lives, and Group Biographies. For each title, a list of read-alikes is given, along with subjects, indication of awards, and more. Real Lives Revealed: A Guide to Reading Interests in Biography is an essential resource for reader's advisors, as well as a great tool for those evaluating, building, developing, or promoting their biography collections.
• Lists subjects covered
• Lists read-alikes
• Lists awards received
• Offers the first and only readers' advisory guide to biography
• Is a superb tool for those evaluating, building, developing, or promoting their biography collections
• Includes details on approximately 600 titles
• Organizes titles by appeals and themes, covering a genre that offers something for every reader
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