Andy likes to read. Of all the boys, though, he’s my first to really, really like biographies. Any recommendations? Our library is a pit of mediocrity in terms of biographies for kids/young adults. I love biographies, but, generally I prefer my biographies to be about people who are dead and who have some space from the time they occupied in history – I think you get a better picture of the person this way. Our library is full of bios of sports figures, movie stars and a whole shelf dedicated to President Obama. I think it’s fine to include those books as part of a collection. I don’t think they should be the entire collection. So, I’m looking for biographies your kids or you have enjoyed of people born before, say 1950? Please?