Welcome to the Biography Clearinghouse
At the Biography Clearinghouse, we believe in the potential of biographies to be read for pleasure and academic learning and for their capacity to, in the process, spark wonder and questions for readers, evoke empathy and a sense of belonging, and inspire change and innovation. This website aims to support educators in sharing biographies with young people.
Enjoy browsing our featured biographies, related resources and teaching invitations, and consider how you might use them with your students.
Biography is a dynamic genre and an important component in every elementary and middle-level curriculum. As diversifying the curriculum is a national imperative, contemporary biographies explore the lives of diverse peoples throughout history and around the globe. Biographies reveal the diversity of people who have helped to shape government, the arts, science, sports, industry, and entertainment. Biographies also infuse the language arts, science, social studies, math, and integrated arts curriculum with models of agency and perseverance.
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For further information, read our Principles document.
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