The library now has an enviable resource of bigraphies. See here for those that the school has.
As Random House says:
There is no better way to connect young people with history than by reading the life stories of intriguing people.
A well-written biography has the same elements as any great story: characters
that face challenges and difficulties, situations that excite and inspire, and
narratives that urge the reader to keep turning the pages until the story’s conclusion.
What young person doesn’t love being armed with an arsenal of fun facts
about artists, sports figures, famous folks, and ordinary people?