Books in the Genre Biographies

List of books for the genre biographies, with author and links to descriptions.

(alphabetically ordered list)

Books in the Genre Biographies


Book: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Author: Anne Frank

Description: Anne Frank's breathtakingly intimate account of the nightmare of Hitler's Final Solution is a modern classic and has always been among the most moving and eloquent documents of the Holocaust. It has been translated into more than fifty languages.

This vivid, insightful journal is a fitting memorial to the gifted Jewish teenager who died at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, in 1945. Born in 1929, Anne Frank received a blank diary on her 13th birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding in... (keep reading...)


Book: Black Profiles In Courage: A Legacy of African-American Achievement

Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Alan Steinberg

Description: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (the NBA's all-time scoring leader) brings us this compilation of inspiring true stories of heroic African-Americans where he looks beyond the worlds of sports and entertainment to other areas in which African-Americans, through their courage and integrity, have contributed mightily to US's history.

In this ideal introduction to black history, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar examines the lives of heroic African Americans and offers their stories as inspiring examples for young people, who too rarely... (keep reading...)


Book: Eleven RIngs

Author: Phil Jackson

Description: During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from a place of deep values. Jackson was tagged as the “Zen master” half in jest by sportswriters, but the nickname speaks to an important truth: this is a coach who inspired, not goaded; who led by awakening and challenging the better angels of his players’... (keep reading...)


Book: They Call Me Coach

Author: John Wooden and Jack Tobin

Description: For 27 years, John Wooden led the UCLA basketball team to unsurpassed victories and records. His dedication and inspiration made him America's "winningest" coach. In this classic bestselling autobiography--updated with a new foreword by Hall-of-Famer Bill Walton--the college basketball legend reflects on his record-breaking career, his life behind the scenes, and how his top players went on to shape and change the NBA.

From the everyday basics to important life lessons ("It's not how tall you are, but how... (keep reading...)


Book: Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era

Author: Gary Pomerantz

Description: A portrait of Wilt Chamberlain and his stunning 1962 achievement when he scored one hundred points in a single game examines the meaning of the event in terms of professional basketball, American sports, and a nation on the verge of social and cultural revolution...

On the night of March 2, 1962, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, right up the street from the chocolate factory, Wilt Chamberlain, a young and striking athlete celebrated as the Big Dipper, scored one hundred points in a game against the New York... (keep reading...)


Book: Wilt: Larger Than Life

Author: Robert Cherry

Description: This book is an authoritative and entertaining biography of Wilt Chamberlain, one of the twentieth century's most controversial athletes, examines his extraordinary athletic achievements, as well as his unique and sometimes turbulent lifestyle...

There are celebrities and so-called legends. And then there is Wilton Norman Chamberlain, unique and unforgettable, and one of the 20th century’s greatest and most controversial athletes.

Wilt Larger Than Life examines Chamberlain’s fascinating story,... (keep reading...)