Kathleen Krull is the winner of the 2011 Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award for her body of work. Her many nonfiction books include the “Lives of” series (Harcourt), award-winning collective biographies about musicians, writers, artists, presidents, extraordinary women, athletes, and most recently, prates. More “Lives of” books are forthcoming. Visit
for lots of Resources & Ideas for Using Biographies in the Classroom.