What are the best autobiographies for children?

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    #1My Life with the Chimpanzees

    My Life with the Chimpanzees

    My Life with the Chimpanzees is a beautiful book written by Gane Goodall that tells the author's experiences in Africa while she lived among chimpanzees. A great book for parents who love to spend time with their kids reading amazing stories.


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    Evelyn Carter
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book is written more for children and young readers to learn about having a goal and sticking to it. It also talks about why we have goals - in this one, to save the planet and the animals residing on it, besides ourselves. It is a bit hard for adults and children to read, because not all of it is very finished in tone."
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    #2Smile

    Smile
    Smile is a graphic novel about the struggles of a girl named Raina after losing her two front teeth in a camp. The story revolves around the journey of a typical young girl that experiences typical problems growing up. 





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    Scott Delgado
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "My daughter, like all young kids, is self-conscious about her appearance. So when she struggled with her first breakout of acne I bought this book for her. It's a charming graphic novel that tracks the struggles of the hero to deal with her missing two front teeth. "
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    #3Boy

    Boy
    Boy by Roald Dahl is a great autobiography book full of entertaining anecdotes about the author's childhood. It is a beautiful text that inspires anyone who reads it.
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    George Russell
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Wow this is interesting."
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    #4Down a Sunny Dirt Road

    Down a Sunny Dirt Road

    Mrs Sweeney is in his first year of drawing class at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art. This is the beginning of this enormous readable autobiography about Stan and Jan Berenstain.

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    Ethan Pena
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Down a Sunny Dirty Road, a Book by Mrs. Sweeney, is the start of an attempt at a voluminous, but readable, autobiography for Stan and Jan Berenstain. Intended for children, this book paints a simple, but broad, portrait of the two subject and is quite inspired in its reach. "
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    #5Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter

    Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter

    The author of this book tells the story of her painful and sad childhood: her mother died while giving birth to her, which labeled her as bad-luck bringer. Her father soon remarried, and her stepmother treated her and her siblings really badly. Adeline Yen Mah described how hard was for her to grow up without the love and affection of her parents, despite winning many prizes at her school. 

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    Hannah Pearson
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter is an amazing story, among the best autobiographies that a child should read. It is empathetic and real and raw and gives children an insight into what life could be like if they weren't one of the lucky ones. This book rocked my world."
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    #6Bill Peet

    Bill Peet
    Bill Peet is an amazing autobiography book that revolves around an author's dream. It is an entertaining text for children with amazing illustrations.
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    Jerry Ward
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I was not exactly familiar with Bill Peet before finding out about this book, as he was mostly active before my birth, but I now feel as if his autobiography is fun for kids, as well as valuable for adults to read as well. It tells his life story without exaggeration - at times, he is quite lucky and grand things happen to him, but at other times, he meets serious misfortune, though he always seems to stay motivated and upbeat. I feel like this is a motivational work for people of all ages who need a reason to pursue their dreams. Considering that this is just about everyone, it's tough to not feel positively about this work."
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    #7Guts

    Guts
    Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books is an autobiography on how the famous author Gary Paulsen came up with the remarkable story of the Hatchet and Brian Roberson. 
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    Silvia Saucedo
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I love this books. Guts was entertaining, serious, and at the same time it was astonishing. the book is filled with information about wilderness survival that I simply did not know. I sometimes laughed reading the book. I recommend this book, it is very easy to understand."
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    #8Red Scarf Girl

    Red Scarf Girl

    Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution is a memoir written by Ji-li Jiang about her experience during the years of Mao Ze-dong's rule in China. It won the ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

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    Louis Duncan
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Red Scarf Girl is a great memoir about a child but the subject matter is perhaps more suitable for young adults and up. It's really a wonderful book about an interesting time in history."

Summary

Best What are the best autobiographies for children
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1My Life with the ChimpanzeesBooks 13 Paid
2SmileBooks 12 Paid
3BoyBooks 11 Paid
4Down a Sunny Dirt RoadBooks 10 Paid
5Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted DaughterBooks 7 Paid
6Bill PeetBooks 4 Paid
7GutsBooks 2 Paid
8Red Scarf GirlBooks 0 Paid
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