You can learn so much from hearing how people have overcome hardships and obstacles in their lives.
We have some really interesting and inspiring Biographies and Autobiographies in our library.
Here are just a few new additions to the great selection of inspiring true stories we have :
I’m No Angel: From Victoria’s Secret Model to Role Model by Kylie Bisutti
In December 2011, 21-year-old Victoria’s Secret Runway Angel Kylie Bisutti stunned the fashion industry when she chose faith over fame and fortune and made the switch from supermodel to role model.
In I’m No Angel, Kylie shares her story―from her early years as she struggled to make it big in the cutthroat world of modeling, to her “big break” winning the Victoria’s Secret Runway Angel competition, to the disillusionment and spiritual warfare that followed. After finally realizing that she could no longer reconcile her career with her Christian beliefs, she surrendered her life to God and dedicated her life to preaching a message of modesty and inner beauty.
High five to the boys : a celebration of ace Australian men
Summary: Let’s cheer for the men who have done amazing things in Australia’s history and for our future! Australia has some seriously ace men who have broken new ground, stood up for what they believed in, achieved incredible things and defied stereotypes. You’ll find some of those men inside the pages of this book – from astronaut Andy Thomas to YouTube maths teacher Eddie Woo, sportsman Johnathan Thurston and dancer David McAllister. Whether they end up being role models for girls or boys, it doesn’t matter, because they’re ace regardless!
Shout out to the girls : a celebration of awesome Australian women
Summary: Let’s hear it for the Australian women who have shaped our history and are expanding our future! Shout-outs to 50 awesome Australian women with easy-to-read biographies of their incredible achievements. From Cathy Freeman to Turia Pitt, Edith Cowan to Julia Gillard, Mum Shirl to Vali Myers, plus rally car drivers, molecular biologists and more, this book is a celebration of women in all fields, from all walks of life, and from Australia’s past and present.
Free as a bird : The story of Malala
When Malala Yousafzai was born in Pakistan, people said girls were bad luck and should not be educated. But she and her father were not afraid. She secretly went to school and spoke up for education in her country. even though an enemy tried to silence her voice, she went on to travel around the world to speak to girls and boys, teachers, reporters, presidents and queens – anyone who would listen. so everyone could be as free as a bird.