Spotlight on the Wolf Creek Library - Biographies

Spotlight on the Wolf Creek Library - Biographies
Posted on 05/09/2022
Spotlight on the Wolf Creek Library - Biographies

Spotlight on the Wolf Creek Library - Biographies


What kind of books allow you to learn about people who have done amazing things that have changed our lives?  Well that would be biographies, of course!


A biography is a description of a real person's life, including factual details as well as stories from the person's life. Most biographies are about famous people like leaders, politicians, athletes, inventors, and more.  We recently had the opportunity to add many biographies to our Wolf Creek library. These biographies focus on people in the areas of S.T.E.A.M.  This stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  


S.T.E.A.M. is an exciting topic because it combines several curricular skills with real-life problem solving, collaboration, Growth Mindset, and more. We want our students to not only participate in S.T.E.A.M. related projects, but also to read about people who have done amazing things in the area of S.T.E.A.M.  


We added several books about women scientists and mathematicians such as Katherine Johnson and Dorothy Vaughan who worked for NASA.  Biographies that focus on artists are popular, including ones about Matisse and Horace Pippin. And don’t forget the inventors!  We have everything from one of the most famous inventors of all time - Benjamin Franklin - to lesser-known people like Edwin Binney who invented the crayon.


As students read these biographies about famous people in the area of S.T.E.A.M., it is our hope that they will be inspired to learn, imagine, and maybe even create something that may change our lives one day!