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Read Local: Indiana Biographies

Read Local: Indiana Biographies

Biographies are a great way to encounter aspects of the world which we, ourselves, haven’t been exposed to.
The Indiana Room circulating collection offers an extensive selection of Indiana biographies and autobiographies; here are a
few with links to our catalog to place them on hold.

Eli Lilly: A Life by James H. Madison

The man behind one of Indianapolis’ largest companies was more than just a business leader. His diverse interests, passion for archaeology, and art collections left a lasting impression on the area to this day.

Maria’s Journey by Ramon Arredondo

After an arranged marriage at age fourteen, Maria immigrated to the United States, eventually settling in Indiana. There she fought to sustain her family and seek the best for her children, living to age ninety-seven.

Losing Vision, Not Dreams by Noah Malone

At thirteen, Noah Malone was faced with incurable vision loss. A rising track and field star, he was suddenly uncertain of his future. Today, Noah is one of the only legally blind Division I track athletes in the United States.

Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here by Angela Palm

Angela Palm explores growing up along the Kankakee River in northwestern Indiana, where, feeling like an outsider, she experienced some of the most traumatic events of her life.

Forgiveness: The Story of Eva Kor, Survivor of the Auschwitz Twin Experiments by Joseph E. Lee

A tenacious girl’s fight to survive a horrific childhood ravaged by tragedy and her eventual discovery as an adult in Terre Haute that forgiveness might just save her life. Graphic non-fiction (comic book form).

Castles in the Sand: The Life and Times of Carl Graham Fisher by Mark S. Foster

Although known for building the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and promoting the Indy 500, Fisher’s accomplishments here pale in comparison to his adventures as primary developer and promoter of Miami Beach.

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