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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Best Biographies for Kids from 2022


Here are our picks for the best biographies for kids from 2022. We have linked our reviews below. We continue to review books published in 2022, so look for upcoming reviews of books from this list.

Because Claudette
by Tracey Baptiste
illustrated by Tonya Engel
Dial Books

by Angela Joy
illustrated by Janelle Washington
Roaring Brook Press

Fighting for Yes: The Story of Disability Rights Activist Judith Heumann
by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
illustrated by Vivien Mildenberger
Abrams Books for Young Readers

I Could Not Do Otherwise: The Remarkable Story of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker
by Sara Latta
Zest Books

The Lady and the Octopus: How Jeanne Villepreux-Power Invented Aquariums and Revolutionized Marine Biology
by Danna Staaf
Carolrhoda Books

Numb to This: Memoir of a Mass Shooting
by Kindra Neely
Little, Brown and Company

Revolutionary Prudence Wright: Leading the Minute Women in the Fight for Independence
by Beth Anderson
illustrated by Susan Regan
Calkin Creek Books

Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice
by Tommie Smith, Derrick Barns and Dawud Anyabwile
Norton Young Readers

The Woman Who Split the Atom: The Life of Lise Meitner
by Marissa Moss
Abrams Books for Young Readers

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