Choosing a good biography can be a little difficult and that is why most of us overlook them when searching for a good read. Even if you are a little hesitant to give it a try, don’t discount biographies completely. Some of the stories can be inspirational and challenging. When they are well written, biographies can be more interesting than fiction because they are true stories! If you want to branch out in your reading habits this summer, try picking up a biography. If you aren’t sure where to start, try one of these 7 life changing biographies you must read.
1. Walt Disney: His Life in Pictures by Diane Disney Miller
Price: $5.98 at amazon.com
It could be argued that Walt Disney managed to change the lives of more people than anyone in the world. He launched the most successful movie company in the world and set the wheels in motion for the most successful theme park chains as well. This biography is an excellent choice because not only is the story interesting, but it is full of pictures that your children will enjoy.
2. Mother Teresa: A Complete and Authorized Biography by Kathryn Spink
Price: $10.87 at amazon.com
No matter what religious views people have, nearly everyone agrees that Mother Teresa is one of the most influential women of all time. She was able to change the world and did so with grace. Not only is this a book that adults will find compelling, it is also one that parents should encourage their teenage children to read.
3. The Captain: Steve Yzerman: 22 Seasons, 3 Cups, 1 Team by Detroit Free Press
Price: $14.95 at amazon.com
You do not have to be a hockey fan to be able to be able to appreciate Steve Yzerman. Not only was Yzerman a great hockey player and team captain, he showed the world that athletes do not have to be jerks, that they can be classy and smart, someone to look up to. Anyone who has a child that has athletic aspirations should make sure that they encourage their child to read this book and urge them to follow in Yzerman’s footsteps.