These books open the door into the true life-stories of amazing historical figures. As part of its Lifelong Literacy campaign, the Library of Congress invites you to read first-hand their biographies and amazing feats and be inspired by their legacies.
“Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart” by Patricia Lauber
This book provides a fascinating look at the life of a remarkable woman and the unsolved mystery surrounding her disappearance during her attempt to fly around the world in 1937.
“The Double Life of Pocahontas” by Jean Fritz
The favored daughter of Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas finds herself torn between two worlds when the British settlers come to Jamestown and she becomes a link between the two diverse cultures. Her father's appetite for weapons and the British need for food and desire for wealth led to multiple conflicts in which the princess was used as a pawn by both sides.
- Boston Globe-Horn Book Award