Reviews by Category: Biography

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Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

Crying in H Mart

By Michelle Zauner
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Oct 3, 2022

Michelle Zauner tells a story of growing up Korean American in the states, and her bond with
her Korean mother, in a memoir of love, loss, and finding yourself. During her adolescence and
early adulthood, Michelle, a half-Korean and half-white girl, struggled: with her identity (was
she American or Korean?), with her family, and with her mom’s high expectations. But, while
Michelle and her mom didn’t have the best relationship growing up, there was one thing they
could always bond over: Korean food. As she grows up and begins to become more independent,

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I Am Malala

I Am Malala

By Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai
5
Rated by
AN
Sep 30, 2022

I Am Malala is a biography written by Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai.
This book is about a story a terrorism. This book is about a girl who fights for
girls education oh, and how her family goes through these dangerous situations.
Her family and her fight through the situations to impact the society in a positive
way. The main characters are Malala and her parents. They want equal education
for girls, however the Taliban comes to their country and threatens them. While

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I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

I'm Glad My Mom Died

By Jennette McCurdy
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Sep 13, 2022

At the young age of six years old, Jennette McCurdy had her first acting audition. Not because
she wanted to, but to live out her mom’s dream. Before this, Jennette had grown up in a poor
household, and when she was a toddler, her mom developed a cancer that threatened to kill her.
Jennette loved her mom more than anyone else, and would do anything to make her happy. So, in
order to please her mom, she began an acting career to be a child star, despite not enjoying

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I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

I’m Glad My Mom Died

By Jennette McCurdy
4
Rated by
Mariam S.
Sep 3, 2022

I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy is a memoir recounting the actress’s
childhood through her twenties, with a focus on her relationship with her mother. Though likely
surprising to her millions of fans, the iCarly and Sam & Cat star never wanted to act. With a
narcissistic mother who had dreamed of being a child star and plenty of money issues in the
family, Jennette was forced to fulfill both her mother’s dream as well as become the

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Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime

By Trevor Noah
4
Rated by
Anonymous
Aug 12, 2022

Born a Crime is an autobiography about comedian Trevor Noah and his struggles growing up.
Watch him face traumatic experiences from living during the Apartheid to dealing with his
mother's toxic boyfriend. These all shape him into who he is today but will he learn the meaning
and importance behind them?

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The Immortal Like of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Rebecca Skloot
5
Rated by
A_Gascich
Aug 10, 2022

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a nonfiction novel by Rebecca Skloot. The HeLa cells
were used for many medical advancements, such as the polio vaccine and cancer research, but
the family of the woman who gave those cells didn’t learn the truth of what happened with
herself until many years later. Rebecca Skloot documents the life of Henrietta Lacks, the story
of her cells and the life of the Lacks family after learning the story of Henrietta’s cells.

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Guts by Raina Telgemeier

Guts

By Raina Telgemeier
4
Rated by
Ethan
Jul 24, 2022

The book Guts is a based on a true story of the author, Raina Telgemeier, when she was
5th grade. Raina was always a shy, self-conscious kid, but she also just wanted to fit in and be
normal. However, she is also having trouble with her anxiety, her friend problems, her fear of
throwing up, and stomach problems. In order to become more confident in herself and overcome
her anxiety and fear of stomach bugs, Raina must get the support from both her family and her

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Woodsong by Gary Paulsen

Woodsong

By Gary Paulsen
3
Rated by
Victoria O.
Jul 24, 2022

Woodsong is an autobiography by Gary Paulsen. In this book, Paulsen recounts the moments in
nature that helped him to realize just how much of an influence nature has shaped him into who
he is. In the first half of the book, Paulsen recalls what inspired him to race in the Iditarod. His
dogs become his family, especially Storm, his favorite dog. He also explores some of the things
in nature he finds truly fascinating and prepares for the Iditarod. In the second half of the book,

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The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton

The Sun Does Shine

By Anthony Ray Hinton
5
Rated by
Leena D.
Jul 11, 2022

The Sun Does Shine is a captivating autobiography about Anthony Ray Hinton’s journey of being sentenced to 28 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. As years go by, Anthony tries his hardest to prove that he was wrongfully convicted, but the system doesn’t allow it. Even through the darkest times, Anthony has hope that he will see the light again. As time flies, he starts to lose hope. Will he ever live a normal life again?

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