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Through biography, we can also learn history, psychology, sociology, politics, philosophy, and more. Reading a great biography is both fun and educational. You will find a mix of subjects, including important figures in literature, science, politics, history, art, and more.
The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Many of us look back on the "young adult" years of our life and remember both broad brush strokes of volatile feelings and now-inconsequential details of school politics and heartbreak.
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Contact us at editors time. Not many actors can say they got an Emmy nomination, and worldwide fame, for convincing the world that they have superpowers. She plays Eleven, a mysterious girl—part science experiment, part prodigy, part awkward teen—who uses telekinesis to ward off evil.
Earlier this year, Facebook asked 62 such people — from Arianna Huffington to Richard Branson to Newt Gingrich — for the books they'd recommend. More than titles came Facebook's way. After some careful tallying, the social-media site narrowed down the most recommended books to a list of just 11 titles.
Why not write one yourself? Biography offers much more scope than many writers realize. But how do you do it?
At Growing Leaders, we believe in the potential and power of the emerging generation. Each new generation, however, is responsible not only to do something new, but to remember what has come before. Stories of great leaders from history personify an opportunity to learn what it takes to grow, to press on, to lead. This is what biographies offer us.
Ruby Bridges was six when she became the first African American child to integrate a white Southern elementary school. On November 14,she was escorted to class by her mother and U. Bridges' brave act was a milestone in the civil rights movementand she's shared her story with future generations in educational forums. She grew up on the farm her parents and grandparents sharecropped in Mississippi.