Before we get into the new book review, I admit that the title is a bit misleading. These biographies include books published in 2021 and 2022, however, I am reviewing this batch in March 2022.

You’ll find picture books, chapter books, and two short biographies. All of these will inspire you and allow you to get to know amazing individuals.

enjoy!

New Children’s Biography Books (March 2022)


house built by carmen and gaudi
Susan Hughes, illustrated by Marian Ferrell
Artist Biography
Carmen doesn’t want to move to the city, she prefers the country and her imaginary friend, the lizard friend. She then meets the architect her parents hired for their new city home, who not only sees her lizards, but also learns about her love of nature. When Carnen saw Gaudí’s design for their house without the right angles and beautiful mosaics, she was very happy to move to Barcelona.


Shelter: Kip Tiernan and Rosie’s Place, the nation’s first women’s shelter
Christine McDonnell, illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov
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Kip’s life is so inspiring! She saw a need in the world and worked hard to address it. While others deny that women are as homeless as men, Kip sees an urgent need to help homeless women. she learned more, The first shelters were opened for women and permanent housing for the poor and homeless was fought.


Miep and the woman whose most famous diary saved Anne Frank’s diary
Drawing by Meeg Pincus, Drawing by Jordi Solano
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When the Nazis found Anne Frank and her family hiding in Meep’s house, they sent the Franks to concentration camps. The soldiers confiscated Frank’s property, but Meep rescued Anne’s beloved diary beforehand. After the war, all but Mr. Frank died. When he learned the sad news for his family, Meep showed Mr. Frank Anne’s diary. Little did they know that saving it and publishing it would change the world – it would become one of the most famous books ever published.


That’s Betty!Betty White’s Story
By Gregory Bonsignore, illustrated by Jennifer M. Potter
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This is a loving tribute to groundbreaking actress Betty White! A boy wants to write a report on Betty, and Betty helps his research in disguise.


The Flower Singer’s Child Luz Jimit isNez, the daughter of the Chinese
Author: Gloria Amescua, drawn by Duncan Tonatiuh
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Growing up in Milpa Alta, Luz was curious about everything and wanted to be a teacher. Despite being forced to attend school in Spanish, she remains in touch with her Nahua. She has modeled for many artists in Mexico, representing her ancestors. She teaches Nahuan language and culture to interested artists and scholars.


like diamonds in the sky Jane taylor’s beloved miracles and stars poem
Illustration by Elizabeth Brown, Becca Stadtlander
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Jane Taylor loves nature, books and writing poetry, even if women are not suited to study. She went on to do what she loved and became a famous British children’s poet. Her most famous poem “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” is still loved today.


out of the clouds
Sandra Nickel, illustrated by Helena Perez Garcia
pass
Great writing shares fascinating life stories One woman’s stubbornness helps her break down barriers to study the cloud in a male-dominated field.


The Walt Disney Story: A Biography for New Readers
Susan B. Katz
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This beautifully designed biography is clearly written and gives kids a great insight into the life of Walt Disney With illustrations, timeline and bold text. Katz chose the most important messages to show readers how Disney can develop an idea into a theme park and brand.


Latin
by Juliet Menendez
biography
Dynamic and interesting one-page biographies of 40 Latino women who made an impact on the world. From chefs like Justa Canaviri to architects like Susan Torre and singers like Celia Cruz, you’ll get to know some amazing women. Each woman’s biography features graphic illustrations of each woman in earthy tones. highly recommended.


Girls Solve Everything: Stories of Women Entrepreneurs Building a Better World
Kathryn Timsh, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
biography
Fascinating article on problem-solving women entrepreneurs! Plus, Melissa Sweet’s cool illustrations elevate these women’s stories and add visual appeal. If readers weren’t budding entrepreneurs before reading this, they’re likely to be after. Read how Jeroo Billimoria set up emergency phone lines for street children in India, or how Jane Chen developed low-cost incubators for premature babies in developing countries, and how Nadia Hamilton created an app with step-by-step instructions for everyday tasks in autism sick people. highly recommended.

New biography, March 2022

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