Memoirs/Autobiographies/Biographies

MEMOIRS/AUTOBIOGRAPHIES/BIOGRAPHIES

J = in Children’s room; YA = Young Adult Collection; A = in the Adult collection.


Middle School

Anne Frank Remembered by Miep Gies  - A

Bad Boy: a Memoir by Walter Dean-Myers - YA

Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl – J

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba - J

Chinese Cinderella: True Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah - YA

Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank – A, J

Ghosts in the Fog: the Untold Story of Alaska’s WWII Invasion by Samantha Seiple – J

A Girl from Yamhill: a Memoir by Beverly Cleary - J

Going Solo by Roald Dahl - YA

Guts: The True Stories Behind “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen - J

I Am Nujood by Nujood Ali - A

I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up in the Holocaust by Livia Britton-Jackson - YA

In My Hands: Memoirs of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke - YA

King of the Mild Frontier: an Ill-Advised Autobiography by Chris Crutcher  - YA

Knots in my YoYo String by Jerry Spinelli - YA

My Own Two Feet: a Memoir by Beverly Cleary - J

My Thirteenth Winter by Samantha Abeel - YA

Other Victims: First Person Stories of Non-Jews first-person stories of non-Jews persecuted by the Nazis by  Ina R. Friedman - J

Red Scarf Girl:  a Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-li Jiang - J

Stick Figure: a Diary of My Former Self by Lori Gottlieb - YA

Upon the Head of the Goat: a Childhood in Hungary by Aranka Siegal – J

Winterdance : the Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod by Gary Paulsen - YA

Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo by Zlata Filipovic - J


High School

American Sniper by Chris Kyle - A

Angela’s Ashes: a Memoir by Frank McCourt - A

Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston - A

Breaking Night- Liz Murray - A

Brothers in Arms: the Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII’s Forgotten Heroes by Kareem  Abdul Jabbar – A

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown Cage – A

The Cage by Ruth Minsky Sender - YA

A Child Called It by David Pelzer – YA

Crazy for the Storm by Norman Ollestad - A

Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther - A

Don’t Tell the Girls: A Family Memoir by Patricia Reilly Giff - YA

Dove by Robin Lee Graham - YA

Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley - A

The Game of My Life: a True Story of Challenge, Triumph, and Growing Up Autistic by Jason “J-Mac” McElwain - YA

A Girl Named Zippy : Growing Up Small In Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel - A Ghosts of war: the true story of a 19-year-old GI by Ryan Smithson - YA

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Wells - A

Hello America by Livia Bitton-Jackson - YA

A Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos - YA

Home: A Memoir of my Early Years by Julie Andrews  - A

House of Stone: the True Story of a Family Divided in War-Torn Zimbabwe by Christina Lamb – A

House Rules by Rachel Sontag - A

I Beat the Odds: Michael Oher - A

I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings by Maya Angelou - A

I Will Plant You A Lilac Tree : A Memoir of A Schindler's List Survivor by Laura Hillman – YA

In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke - YA

Into the Wild by John Krakauer

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez - A

The Kids are All Right by Diana  Welch – A

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah - A

Look Me in the Eye by John Elder Robison - A

My Father's Summers : A Daughter's Memoir by Kathi Appelt - YA

Night by Elie Wiesel - YA

On Writing: a Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King - A

One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer  by Nathaniel Fick – A  

PT109 : John F. Kennedy in World War II by Robert Donovan – A

Robert Kennedy: A Memoir by Newfield - A

Small Steps: the Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret - J

Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton – YA

A Stolen Life-Jaycee Dugard - A

The Sum of Our Days: a Memoir by Isabel Allende - A

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman by Richard Feynman - A

Tasting the Sky: a Palestinian Childhood by Ibtisam Barakat - YA

Teen Angst? Naaah…: a Quasi Autobiography by Ned Vizzini - YA

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortensen - A

Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter - YA

Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow – A

We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Helped Us Succeed by Sampson Davis

Weeds in Bloom by Robert Newton Peck - YA

When I was a Soldier: a memoir by Valerie Zenatti - YA

Wild by Cheryl Strayed – A

Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston - A

The Year We Disappeared Cylin Busby & John Busby - YA


Graphic Novels

How I Made it to Eighteen: a Mostly True Story by Tracy White - YA

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi - YA

Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi - YA

Malcolm X : A Graphic Biography by Andrew Helfer - YA

Maus by Art Speigleman - YA

Maus 2 by Art Speigleman - YA

My Name is Jason. Mine too: Our Story, Our Way by Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin - YA

Stitches: a Memoir by David Small - YA

Vietnamerica: a Family’s Journey  by G. B. Tran - YA

With the Light : Raising an Autistic Child by Keiko Tobe - YA

Yummy : the Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri - YA


From yalsa-bk 11/2012

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