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Biographies

  1. 1. Biography
  2. 2. Different types of Biographies     First-hand biography Autobiography Collective Biography Unauthorized Biography
  3. 3. Characteristics of a Biography    A story about a real person Describes the person’s environment Such as, where, when and how they lived
  4. 4. Characteristics of a Biography   Provides details that show the person in action Such as, their accomplishments, goals, behavior, etc.
  5. 5. Characteristics of a Biography   Shows how the person affects other people Such as, changes that they made in a person’s life which could include new discoveries in science and medicine or changes in laws; helping people, and includes the artists
  6. 6. First Hand Biography  Reveals another person though the eyes of a writer who has had an ongoing, face-to-face, personal relationship with the person. An example would be writing about your grandma.
  7. 7. Autobiography   The main character is the author The Diary of a Young Girl is an example.
  8. 8. Autobiography  Recounts key incidents/events in the author’s life
  9. 9. Autobiography  Describes major influences (people, events, places) on the writer A teacher Home A Speech
  10. 10. Autobiography  Describes interactions between the writer and significant people in his or her life A teacher A pastor A father A mother
  11. 11. Finding an Autobiography    The call number is 921 Under 921 are the first three letters of the person’s last name that the book is about Remember the person that the book is about is also the author
  12. 12. Collective Biography     Has many different biographies that are all contained in one book An example, Portraits of AfricanAmerican Heroes by Tonya Bolden This book would be found in 920 BOL This book is about many different African-Americans.
  13. 13. Unauthorized Biography     Biography about a person that was not approved by the subject that the book is about These are usually about celebrities. Risk of suit is great Purpose is the entertain

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