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Walter Dean Myers’ fascinating autobiography describes his life as a boy growing up in Harlem in the 1940s. With vivid details that bring to life the world he grew up in, Bad Boy shows Myers growing from a child into a confused adolescence during which peer pressure and environment led him to…

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Anne Moodys memoir Coming of Age in Mississippi details her experiences growing up in rural Mississippi and her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Moody battles racism as well as sexism during her experiences in Mississippi. This introspective book will give students a look into the reality…

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In 1957, young Homer Hickam discovers the power of his dreams as he builds his own rocket. His hope, supported by his mother and his teacher, is that his rocket will be his way out of the West Virginia mining town that is quickly dying around them. His dream is realized when, after winning a gold…

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A universal coming-of-age story, this autobiographical memoir tells of Santiago's childhood in Puerto Rico and subsequent move to America. Her process of acclimating to a new culture and language all while undergoing adolescence is an experience your students will find both compelling and resonant.…

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A.J. Jacobs attempts the unthinkable feat of reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica from A to Z. An intelligent and engaging memoir, The Know-It-All is a perfect nonfiction text for your classroom. Filled with interesting facts and a compelling story, your students wont want to put it down. This…

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Angela's Ashes is a beautiful autobiography and a great nonfiction choice for students The Teaching Unit for Angela's Ashes gives you a comprehensive academic framework that saves you hours of prep work. You can rely on this well-researched unit as a strong base for your lesson plan — it was…

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Frank McCourt's Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiography is not difficult to read and has a beauty that remains in the reader's mind long after he or she has put the book down. It’s a good nonfiction choice for high school classes. This book is eligible for Prestwick House paperback volume…

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…upbringing, Jeannette Walls’s nomadic childhood exposed her to the wonders of America—as well as to some of its harshest realities. Her memoir, The Glass Castle, recounts her experiences growing up with an alcoholic father and aloof artist mother who often seem more interested in finding…

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…which war turns a joyful young boy into a soldier addicted to both gruesome violence and the drugs his army freely distributes. This chilling memoir will give students insight into one of the most important human rights issues in our world today. This book is eligible for Prestwick House paperback…

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