The John L. Zoph Library at Junípero Serra High School

New Biographies in the Library

Susan has been busy over the last quarter adding many new titles to our collection.  See below for the most recently added biographies.

Christopher Columbus master italian navigatorChristopher Columbus: Master Italian Navigator of the Court of Spain

by Martha Kneib

1st ed. New York : Rosen Central, 2003.

A biography of the fifteenth-century explorer, describing his lifelong interest in the sea and his voyages of discovery to the New World.


The Tao of Bruce LeeThe Tao of Bruce Lee : a martial arts memoir

by Davis Miller

New York : Harmony Books, c2000.

Davis Miller chronicles the life of actor and martial artist Bruce Lee and discusses how the actor’s life influenced his own.


Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln 

by James M. McPherson

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.

A brief biography of Abraham Lincoln that discusses his childhood in the Midwest, schooling, law career, marriage to Mary Todd, term in Congress, influence on the anti-slavery movement, and presidency.


Alain L. Locke : Biography of a PhilosopherAlain L. Locke : biography of a philosopher

by Leonard Harris

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.

A comprehensive biography of American writer, philosopher, and educator, Alain L. Locke, that traces his childhood in Philadelphia, undergraduate years at Harvard, and tenure as the first African-American Rhodes Scholar.


Why are You Crying?Why you Crying? : My Long, Hard Look at Life, Love, and Laughter

by George Lopez

New York : Simon & Schuster, 2005.

Comedian George Lopez provides a first-hand account of his humorous and inspiring story of growing up as an orphan in California, overcoming obstacles, and becoming a successful television star.


Karl MarxKarl Marx

by Wolfgang Rössig

Greensboro, NC : Morgan Reynolds, 2010

Early years — The student — Radical doctor — The journalist — Revolution approaches — The revolutionary — The Communist Manifesto — The economist — The political fighter — Legacy.   Examines the life of nineteenth-century German philosopher Karl Marx and discusses the development of his communist ideas. 


Thurgood Marshall - TitlePeekThurgood Marshall : American Revolutionary

by Juan Williams

New York : Three Rivers Press, 1998.

A biography of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to be appointed to the Supreme Court, discussing his work on behalf of civil rights, and his drive to change the country, and offering details of his private life.


dreams from my fatherDreams from my father : a story of race and inheritance (Revised ed.)

by Barack Obama

New York : Three Rivers Press, 2004.

Barack Obama tells the story of his life as the son of a black African father and a white American mother, searching for a workable meaning to his life as an African-American.


Marco PoloMarco Polo : amazing adventures in China

by Stephen Feinstein

Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, 2010.

Examines the life of thirteenth-century Italian explorer Marco Polo, discussing his childhood in Venice, travels in China and the Mongol empire, service to Kublai Khan, and imprisonment in Genoa.


Jackie RobinsonJackie Robinson and the integration of baseball

by Laurie Collier Hilstrom

Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, [2013].

A comprehensive account of Jackie Robinson’s life and career, focusing on the events surrounding the shattering of the “color barrier” in Major League Baseball. Discusses his life after baseball, his influential position in the civil rights movement, and his enduring legacy as a racial pioneer. Includes biographies, primary sources, and more.


TupacRebel for the hell of it : the life of Tupac Shakur

by Armond White

New York : Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2002, 1997.

A biography of Tupac Shakur, discussing the personal, political, sociological, and musical forces that brought the rap singer his fame, and his death.


ZuckerbergFacebook and Mark Zuckerberg

by Judy L. Hasday

Greensboro, NC : Morgan Reynolds Pub., 2012.

Techno kid — More than just a geek — Hacking Harvard — Whose idea was it? — Palo Alto: a “mythical place” — The world’s biggest social network — Facebook’s global influence. Describes the history of Facebook; discusses the life of its creator, Mark Zuckerberg; and examines how it has influenced the world.


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This entry was posted on October 6, 2014 by in Biographies, Books.
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