Best Biographies Books for 6 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 biographies books for 6 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

by: Carole Boston WeatherfordKadir Nelson
Release date: Apr 25, 2008
Number of Pages: 48
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This poetic book is a resounding tribute to Tubman’s strength, humility, and devotion. With proper reverence, Weatherford and Nelson do justice to the woman who, long ago, earned over and over the name Moses.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > United States > 1800s

2. The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can: A True Story

by: Tererai TrentJan Spivey Gilchrist
Release date: Oct 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 40
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An inspirational picture book autobiography from Oprah Winfrey’s “All-Time Favorite Guest” 

This is the story of a little girl with big dreams.

All the girl ever wanted was an education. But in Rhodesia, education for girls was nearly impossible.

So she taught herself to read and write with her brother’s schoolbooks and to count while watching cattle graze.

When the girl became a young wife and mother, she wrote her goals on a scrap of paper and buried them in a can—an ancient ritual that reminded her that she couldn’t give up on her dreams.

She dreamed of going to America and earning one degree; then a second, even higher; and a third, the highest. And she hoped to bring education to all the girls and boys of her village.

Would her dreams ever come true?

Illustrated with Jan Spivey Gilchrist’s graceful watercolors, Dr. Tererai Trent’s true story of perseverance is sure to inspire readers of all ages.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Girls & Women

3. WWE John Cena (DK READERS)

by: BradyGames
Release date: Oct 05, 2009
Number of Pages: 32
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Learn about your favorite SuperStar John Cena and how he became the World Heavyweight Champion. Read about his finishing and signature moves and signature foreign objects, nicknames, signature taunts and managers.

All WWE programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, trademarks, logos and copyrights are the exclusive property of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. © 2009 World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

4. First Dog Fala

by: Elizabeth Van SteenwykMichael Montgomery
Release date: Sep 01, 2008
Number of Pages: 32
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In 1940, Fala came to live with President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the White House. On sunny days, the little dog played in the grass outside the Oval Office. He attended important meetings with the president s advisors. At night, the president and Fala often dined together.

But as the world slipped further into war and America was drawn into the conflict, life at the White House changed. Fala stayed up late into the night with President Roosevelt. He accompanied the president on journeys across the country and around the world and waited with him for the return of American servicemen and the end to a terrible war.

Author Elizabeth Van Steenwyk offers young readers a glimpse into American history and the life of a U.S. president through the story of a loyal dog. Michael G. Montgomery s full-color illustrations capture the indomitable spirit of Fala and the nation and president who loved him.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

5. Ludwig Van Beethoven (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers)

by: Mike Venezia
Release date: Oct 01, 1996
Number of Pages: 32
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The author/illustrator of the highly successful Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists series lends his creative talents to another fun, informative series, this one featuring world-famous composers.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Music > Classical

6. Time For Kids: Thomas Edison: A Brilliant Inventor (Time for Kids Biographies)

by: Editors of TIME For Kids
Release date: Jul 26, 2005
Number of Pages: 48
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A fast-paced biography of Thomas Edison, the scientist who perfected the light bulb and propelled America into the twentieth century.

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Children’s Books > History > United States > 1800s

7. Luba: The Angel of Bergen-Belsen (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards))

by: Luba Tryszynska-FrederickAnn MarshallMichelle Roehm McCann
Release date: Oct 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 48
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Why am I still alive? Why was I spared?

One night in 1944, Luba Tryszynska’s questions were answered when she found fifty-four children abandoned behind the concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen. Luba knew if the Nazis caught her she could be executed.

But they are someone’s children. And they are hungry.

Despite the mortal dangers, Luba and the women of her barracks cared for these orphans thro-ugh a winter of disease, starvation, and war.

Here is the true story of an everyday hero and the children who gave her a reason to live.

My name is Luba Tryszynska-Frederick and this is my story. I never thought of myself as a particularly brave person, certainly not a hero. But I found that inside every human being there is a hero waiting to emerge. I never could have done what I did without the help of many heroes. This story is for them, and for the children. –Luba Tryszynska-Frederick

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Biographies & Memoirs

8. Sixteen Years In Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story

by: Paula YooDom Lee
Release date: Apr 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 32
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The inspirational true story of Sammy Lee, a Korean American who overcame discrimination to realize both his father’s desire that he become a doctor and his own dream of becoming an Olympic champion diver.
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Children’s Books > Biographies > Multicultural

9. Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream

by: Crystal HubbardRandy Duburke
Release date: Jun 30, 2010
Number of Pages: 32
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Now in paperback, the true story of Marcenia Lyle, an African American girl who grew up to become “Toni Stone,” the first woman to play for a professional baseball team

One day in the 1930s, Marcenia and the boys she plays ball with learn that Gabby Street, a famous baseball manager, is scouting children for a baseball summer camp sponsored by the St. Louis Cardinals. Eager to earn a spot, Marcenia plays her best, but is discouraged when Mr. Street tells her there are no girls in his camp. Convinced that baseball is her destiny, Marcenia won’t give up, ultimately proving her skill and passion to Mr. Street and her dubious parents.

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Children’s Books > Biographies > Multicultural

10. Jesus from A to Z

by: Kevin W. Graham
Release date: Apr 07, 2009
Number of Pages: 56
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[i]Jesus from A to Z[/i] allows readers to share the stories of Jesus’ extraordinary life with the children in their lives.[i]Jesus from A to Z[/i] is a simple book of stunningly beautiful illustrations and concise, touching stories. It is a book that reaches beyond the ordinary in its beauty and scope to touch book lovers of all ages.The book shares the stories of Jesus’ remarkable life and presents a genuine sense and feel of Jesus — the man, who in the 2,000 years since he walked the Earth, has left a mark on our planet like no other.[i]Jesus from A to Z[/i] is on one hand, a basic alphabet book, yet, is also an important work that gives children a faithful introduction to Jesus Christ, the kind and humble Son of God.In this book, author Kevin Graham and illustrator Jennifer Yoswa bring a signature grace and artistry to the timeless wonders of the remarkable life of Jesus, enabling adults to share those wonders with young readers.A picture book for children between 5-10 years old.
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Children’s Books > Religions > Christianity > Bible > Stories

11. Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

by: David A. KellyTim Jessell
Release date: Feb 24, 2009
Number of Pages: 112
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Before 1918, the Boston Red Sox were unstoppable. They won World Series after World Series, thanks in part to their charismatic pitcher-slugger Babe Ruth. But some people on the Red Sox felt the Babe was more trouble than he was worth, and he was traded away to one of the worst teams in baseball, the New York Yankees. From then on, the Yankees became a golden team. And the Red Sox? For over 80 years, they just couldn’t win another World Series. Then, in 2004, along came a scruffy, scrappy Red Sox team. Could they break Babe Ruth’s curse and win it all?

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Children’s Books > History

12. B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet

by: Patricia BauerDavid Geister
Release date: Mar 04, 2011
Number of Pages: 40
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B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet takes readers on a journey into one of the most important chapters of our nation’s past. The Civil War was one of the bloodiest, most divisive events to take place in America’s history, and most certainly ever on American soil. For four years our young country’s sense of self and citizenry was shaken to the core as North and South battled each other. B is for Battle Cry brings to life historic battles (Antietam and Gettysburg), renowned leaders (Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee), inventions (ironclad ship and Gatling gun), and inspiring events and documents (the Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation). From the first shot fired at Fort Sumter to Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House, B is for Battle Cry brings this nation-defining time period to vivid life.Patricia Bauer believes that stories bring history alive. She uses poetry, music, picture books, costumes, and literature to engage her middle school students in the study of American history. B is for Battle Cry is Pat’s first children’s book. She lives in Minneapolis with her artist husband, David Geister. David Geister’s deep appreciation for the drama of American history and the desire to tell those stories is what inspires his artwork. He is a popular visitor at schools with his costumed portrayals of historic characters. He lives in Minneapolis with his author wife, Patricia Bauer. This is David’s fifth book with Sleeping Bear.
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Children’s Books > History

13. Bonny’s Big Day

by: James HerriotRuth Brown
Release date: Oct 01, 1987
Number of Pages: 32
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The endearing story of farmer John Skipton and his old carthorse Bonny. Though retired from farmwork for years, Bonny has never been thought of as a pet. But when the farmer is talked into entering her in a pet show, the stage is set for the biggest day of her life. Color illustrations.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

14. Witness Men: True Stories of God at work in Papua, Indonesia (Hidden Heroes)

by: Rebecca Davis
Release date: Nov 20, 2014
Number of Pages: 144
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In 1938, in the remote highlands of a mountainous island, explorers discovered thousands upon thousands of tribal people. Missionaries began to come, to bring the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Little did they know that many of the people of the tribes were waiting . . . waiting . . . for someone to come and help them out of the darkness of their old way of life. Witness Men consists of true missionary stories that took place throughout the highlands of Papua, Indonesia, from 1955 to 2010, when one of the tribes received their first New Testaments.

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Children’s Books > Religions > Christianity

15. Nikola Tesla- Man of Tomorrow: An Educational Coloring Book

by: Niffer Desmond
Release date: Sep 01, 2019
Number of Pages: 24
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An educational coloring book by Niffer Desmond on the genius inventor, Nikola Tesla! The father of electricity contributed vastly to our modern age with his inventions- yet was virtually unknown until recently. This book brings his life to light with beautiful illustrations of stories from Tesla’s life, ranging from a childhood discovery of electricity to his world changing inventions and even the famous Tesla vs Edison “Battle of the Currents”! (see 3rd photo). Now children and adults alike can learn about this genius while coloring in his legacy! Hours of fun and inspiration await in word hunts, mazes, and illustrated quotes from the Man of Tomorrow. 24 pages plus a color and cut-out 3D Wardenclyffe tower on the back! Printed on high quality 50% recycled art paper. Earth friendly, in every sense. NOTE: Amazon charges the customer 3.99 shipping for every book sold and does NOT combine shipping, so I will REFUND people for shipping overages so if you want to get two books or more, feel free!
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Inventions & Inventors

16. DK Reader Level 3 WWE: Kofi Kingston (DK READERS)

by: BradyGames
Release date: May 02, 2011
Number of Pages: 48
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Learn all about WWE Superstar, Kofi Kingston. Kofi Kingston is one of WWE’s most popular Superstars. Discover the ins and outs of his rise to prominence, his biggest rivalries and alliances, his finishing moves, nicknames, signature taunts, and managers!

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Intermediate Readers

17. George Gershwin (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers)

by: Mike VeneziaMike Venezia
Release date: Sep 01, 1994
Number of Pages: 32
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This series meets National Curriculum Standards for: Social Studies: Culture
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Music > History

18. Georges Seurat (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists)

by: Mike VeneziaMilk VeneziaMike Venezia
Release date: Sep 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 32
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Presents a biography of Frida Khalo
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art > History

19. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington (All Aboard Reading)

by: Frances E. RuffinStephen Marchesi
Release date: Dec 04, 2000
Number of Pages: 48
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All Aboard Reading!

On August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 people came to the nation’s capital. They came by plane, by bus, by car–even on roller-skates–to speak out against segregation and to demand equal rights for everyone. They also came to hear the words of a very special leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. Told with a wonderful immediacy, this book captures the spirit of this landmark day in American history and brings Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech to vivid life for young children.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Difficult Discussions > Prejudice & Racism

20. The Champion of Children: The Story of Janusz Korczak

by: Tomek BogackiTomek Bogacki
Release date: Sep 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 40
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In 1912, a well-known doctor and writer named Janusz Korczak designed an extraordinary orphanage for Jewish children in Warsaw, Poland. Believing that children were capable of governing themselves, he encouraged the orphans to elect a parliament, run a court, and put out their own weekly newspaper. Even when Korczak was forced to move the orphanage into the Warsaw Ghetto after Hitler’s rise to power, and couldn’t afford to buy food and medicine for his charges, he never lost sight of his ideals. Fully committed to giving his children as much love as possible during a terrifying time, Korczak refused to abandon them.

In his most beautiful and heartfelt book to date, with evocative acrylic illustrations and spare, poignant prose, Tomek Bogacki tells the story of a courageous man who, during one of the grimmest moments in world history, dedicated his life’s work? and ultimately his life itself?to children.

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Children’s Books > History > Holocaust

21. Johannes Brahms (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers)

by: Mike VeneziaMike Venezia
Release date: Mar 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 32
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Presents a biography of Johannes Brahms
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Music > Classical

22. Lights in a Dark Place: True Stories of God at work in Colombia (Hidden Heroes)

by: Rebecca Davis
Release date: Nov 20, 2014
Number of Pages: 144
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Colombia has been known as a land of violence, but God is at work! Even though the Colombian people have reacted with violence to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, God has delivered people from burning houses . . . God has healed ones who cursed . . . God has given people dreams and visions . . . God has rescued kidnapers . . . God has conquered demons of darkness. Read fourteen true stories of the Light of the World shining in the land of Colombia, South America.

Inspirational stories for preteen (ages 9-12) and suitable for read-alouds for younger children. Evangelical Protestant Christian missionaries (including women missionaries) take the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who then take it to their own people. Biographical true accounts bring the miraculous work of the gospel to life through personal testimonies of historical figures.

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Children’s Books > Religions > Christianity

23. I Dream of You Still: Early Years in Bath

by: Kimberly Labor
Release date: Apr 04, 2014
Number of Pages: 362
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A very young American woman leaves home in the late 1970s and starts a new life working in an English theatre—just the right environment to foster heady feelings of romance and heightened reality in her own life. Savouring her independence and enjoying the new adventure, she falls under the spell of a dashing, high-spirited young journalist, who is having trouble figuring out just who he is. Her ardent emotions and his confusion over his sexuality begin to take a toll on her. She finds an expressive outlet with an art form she had loved in earlier years, the dance. This is a story of youth and self-discovery, both serious and humorous, set in the green rolling hills of England’s West Country.
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Biographies & Memoirs > Specific Groups > Women

24. In Mary’s Garden

by: Tina KuglerCarson Kugler
Release date: Mar 24, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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While the rest of her classmates were making pastries in cooking classes, Mary Nohl was making art—anything she fancied out of anything she could find. Inspiration struck Mary even when she wasn’t looking for it. Mary used common objects to make uncommon art. And one day, her garden was a gallery.
        Mary Nohl passed away in 2001 at the age of eighty-seven. Her famous garden gallery is located in the front yard of her Fox Point, Wisconsin, home to this day.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art > Sculpture

25. Mo Willems (Your Favorite Authors)

by: Abby ColichMichael Byers
Release date: Jul 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 24
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Did you know Mo Willems Pigeon character started out as a doodle in a sketchbook? Discover how a writer for childrens television programs went on to become a bestselling children’s author.
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Books & Libraries

26. Noah’s Walk

by: Nekisha PickneyNoah Rattler
Release date: Jan 17, 2014
Number of Pages: 36
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Noah’s Walk follows Noah Rattler, as he walked from Houston, Texas to Los Angeles, California to raise awareness for homelessness. His journey covered 1,800 miles, over a four and a half month time span! Noah’s Walk talks about his accomplishments and challenges, while serving as a fun learning tool that teaches Civic Responsibility, Social & Cultural Awareness, Geography and much more… Noah’s Walk is suitable for all ages!
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Children’s Books > Biographies > Social Activists

27. Cezanne and the Apple Boy (Anholt’s Artists)

by: Laurence Anholt
Release date: Oct 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 32
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This brand-new title in Laurence Anholt’s beautifully illustrated children’s series of stories about famous artists recounts a wonderful adventure experienced by Paul, a little boy who is named after his father, Paul Cézanne. The elder Cézanne had been away from home for so long that the boy has difficulty recognizing his father when he joins him on a painting expedition in the mountains of southern France. They quickly become fast friends, and the artist takes great pleasure in painting a portrait of his apple-cheeked son. Most of his paintings, however, are landscapes of the mountain country where they are camping, although the people who live nearby often laugh at the artist’s pictures, which they think are poor. But young Paul admires his father’s work—and he is not alone. A picture dealer from Paris happens to be in the region, and when he sees Cézanne’s paintings, he thinks they are wonderful. Before long, Cézanne becomes famous and wealthy. The story, enhanced with Laurence Anholt’s illustrations on every page, include several that are reproductions of Cézanne’s famous paintings.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art

28. Cora Frear

by: Susan E. GoodmanDoris Ettlinger
Release date: Mar 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 64
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FIRE!
Cora loves riding through the wild prairie with her doctor father on his house calls. One day, they have a bigger adventure than they bargained for. Prairie Fire! Their old horses will never outrun the flames that are galloping right toward them!
What will Cora and Papa do to save their lives?
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Cora Frear was a real pioneer girl, growing up on the prairie at the end of the nineteenth century. Her true story is as exciting as any novel. And it is only the first adventure in the Brave Kids series. Coming next: the story of Robert Henry Hendershot, Civil War drummer boy.
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Children’s Books > History > United States > 1800s

29. Raphael (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists)

by: Mike VeneziaMike Venezia
Release date: Mar 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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Presents a biography of Raphael
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art > History

30. Mountain Chef

by: Annette Bay PimentelRich Lo
Release date: Aug 02, 2016
Number of Pages: 40
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The true story of a Chinese American mountain man who fed thirty people for ten days in the wilderness–and helped inspire the creation of the National Park Service.
 
Tie Sing was born in the mountains. The mountains were in his blood. But because he was of Chinese descent at a time in America when to be Chinese meant working in restaurants or laundries, Tie Sing’s prospects were limited. But he had bigger plans. He began cooking for mapmakers and soon built a reputation as the best trail cook in California.
 
When millionaire Stephen Mather began his quest to create a national park service in 1915, he invited a group of influential men—writers, tycoons, members of Congress, and even a movie star—to go camping in the Sierras. Tie Sing was hired to cook.
 
Tie Sing planned diligently. He understood the importance of this trip. But when disaster struck—twice!—and Tie Sing’s supplies were lost, it was his creative spirit and quick mind that saved the day. His sumptuous menus had to be struck and Tie Sing had to start over in order to feed the thirty people in the group for ten whole days. His skills were tested and Tie Sing rose to the challenge.
 
On the last night, he fed not just the campers’ bodies, but also their minds, reminding them to remember and protect the mountains.
 
2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, created by Congress on August 25, 1916.
 
Today, you can hike to Sing Peak, named for Tie Sing, in Yosemite National Park.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Environment

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