Welcome to the Denver Public Library’s Children’s Biography Core Collection! A Core Collection is a culturally literate and enduringly important collection of books that reflects the diversity and popular interests of the library community.
The Children’s Biography Core Collection is full of heroes, barrier-breakers, movers and shakers. Explore well-known world leaders like Nelson Mandela or early creators of hip hop like DJ Kool Herc. There are local figures like Dr. Temple Grandin and influential young people like Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg. Other fascinating folks included on the list might not be so well-known, like Maria Merian who made important discoveries about butterflies, Teresa Carreño, a piano prodigy in the Civil War era, or Dave the Potter, an artist, poet, and enslaved person. Who will you discover in this interesting collection of biographies?
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