A biography is a true story of someone’s life. When you write a true story of your own life, it’s called an autobiography. When you write a true story about someone else’s life it is called a biography.

  • Helen Keller
  • George Washington
  • Jackie Robinson
Born: June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama
Died: June 1, 1968, in Easton, Connecticut
Noteworthy First: First deaf and blind person to graduate from college (Radcliffe, 1904)
Accomplishments: Author, activist, lecturer
Significant Friend: Anne Sullivan, teacher
Born: February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia
Died: December 14, 1799 in Mount Vernon, Virginia
Noteworthy First: First President of the United States of America
Accomplishments: Commander-in-Chief of the American revolutionary forces, leader of the Constitutional Convention, gentleman farmer
Wife: Martha Custis
Born: January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia
Died: October 24, 1972, Stamford, Connecticut
Noteworthy First: First black player in 57 years to break baseball’s all-white color line
Accomplishments: Rookie of the Year Award, National League Most Valuable Player Award, member of six World Series teams, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
Wife: Rachel Isum