20th Century Biographies

  • Deneberg, Barry. All Shook Up: The Life and Death of Elvis Presley.

  • Scholastic, 2001.

    Duggleby, John. Story Painter: The Life of Jacob Lawrence. Chronicle,

    Freedman, Russell. Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life. Clarion, 1998.

    Greenberg, Jan and Sandra Jordan. Chuck Close Up Close. DK Ink, 1998.
    (Now published by Roaring Brook?)

    Lawlor, Laurie. Helen Keller: Rebellious Spirit. Holiday House, 2001.

    McKissack, Patricia and Frederick. Young, Black, and Determined: A
    Biography of Lorraine Hansberry. Holiday House, 1998.

    Neimark, Anne E. Myth Maker: J.R.R. Tolkien. Harcourt Brace, 1996.

    Nelson, Marilyn. Carver: A Life in Poems. Front Street, 2001.
    A biography in poems.

    Osofsky, Audrey. Free to Dream: The Making of a Poet: Langston Hughes.
    Lothrop, 1996.

    Wilson, Janet. The Ingenious Mr. Peale: Painter, Patriot, and Man of
    Science. Atheneum, 1996. Not 20th century but a fascinating man.

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