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Famous Plains Americans Biography

Where can I find an encyclopedia article for my Biography Project?

Famous Kansans:

Famous South Dakotans:

Famous North Dakotans:

Famous Missourians:

Famous Nebraskans:

Famous Iowans:

Where can I find a book for my Biography Project?

1. ELEMENTARY LIBRARY CATALOG Look for books in our elementary school library. Search for a specific title or type in the word biography in the search box to see what biographies are in the library.

There are books in the library for these Famous Plains People:

Famous Missourians:

  • Bill Bradley (796 BUC)
  • George Washington Carver (1. MACKIN ebook & 2. MACKIN ebook & 3 MACKIN ebook & A Pocket full of Goobers 630 MIT & George Washington Carver 630 MCL & A Weed is a Flower 630 Ali & Lives of the Scientists 509 KRU)
  • Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) - 818 WHE
  • James Langston Hughes - 818 WAL & 813 MCK)
  • Jesse James - 364 HAM
  • Harry S. Truman -973 TRU How to Draw the Life and Times of Harry Truman & 973 VEN
  • Martha Jane Canary (Calamity Jane) - (978 CAL)
  • Edwin Hubble (Lives of the scientists: experiments, explosions and what the neighbors thought 509 KRU)
  • Vincent Price (Masters of Horror 823 HAM)
  • Casey Stengel 996 STE

Famous Kansans:

  • Gwendolyn Brooks - 811 BRO
  • Amelia Earhart - 629 EAR & 629 BRO & 629 ALC & 629 WAD
  • Emmett Kelly – 791 QUA
  • Gordon Parks – 770 PAR
  • Barry Sanders – 796 STE
  • Red Cloud (978 MCL)
  • Sitting Bull (978 SMI)
  • Sitting Bull (Mackin ebooks)

Famous South Dakotans:

  • Crazy Horse – MACKIN ebook
  • Red Cloud – (978 MCL)
  • Sitting Bull (978 SMI)
  • Sitting Bull (Mackin ebooks)

Famous Nebraskans:

  • Malcolm X – Extraordinary People of the Civil Rights Movement (Secondary 920 HAR)
  • Malcolm X - Malcolm X and the fight for African American Unity (MACKIN ebook)
  • Malcolm X - A Photo-Illustrated Biography (J320 DAV)
  • Red Cloud (978 MCL)
  • Gerald Ford (How to draw the life and times of Gerald R. Ford by Michael Plaut 973 FOR)

Famous North Dakotans:

  • No books available at this time

Famous Iowans:

  • Billy Sunday - (269 ALL)
  • William Buffalo Bill Cody – (MACKIN ebook)
  • William Buffalo Bill Cody (978 BUF & 978 STE)
  • Wallace Stegner (333 STE)

2. AEA MEDIA CATALOG Look for brooks from the Mississippi Bend AEA on the AEA Media Catalog link and choose "browse as guest" to find books at the AEA that can be delivered to the elementary school. Write down the information about the book and ask your teacher or librarian to order it.

There are books at the AEA for these Famous Plains People:

Famous Kansans:

  • Amelia Earhart - aviator
  • Gordon Parks – film director

Famous South Dakotans:

  • None

Famous North Dakotans:

  • None

Famous Missourians:

  • Josephine Baker - singer, dancer
  • George Washington Carver - educator, agricultural chemist

Famous Nebraskans:

  • Malcolm X - Civil Rights Advocate

Famous Iowans:

  • Bix Beiderbecke - jazz musician
  • Herbert Hoover - U.S. President
What if I need to find a little more information?

Can I use a website?

SweetSearch Biographies SweetSearch Biographies offers profiles and outstanding search results for thousands of famous-or infamous-people from many walks of life, professions and countries, spanning many centuries.

biography.com Explore Bio.com, your source for true stories about notable people.

bartleby.com Bartleby.com publishes thousands of free online classics of reference, literature and nonfiction.

Distinguished Women of the Past and Present This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways. There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others.

Infoplease.com

First Ladies of the United States of America

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