Directions: Go to the library and check out an autobiographical novel or short story to read as you begin to create your own autobiographical composition. This list provided contains writers known for their work with autobiography to help you get started, however you may choose an author not listed to work with.

  • The Art of Eric Carle by Eric Carle
  • Flora and Tiger: 19 Very Short Stories from My Life by Eric Carle
  • A Girl From Yamhill: a Memoir by Beverly Cleary
  • My Own Two Feet by Beverly Cleary
  • King of the Mild Frontier: an Ill-Advised Autobiography by Chris Crutcher
  • Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl
  • Going Solo by Roald Dahl
  • All I Really Need to Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum
  • The Abracadabra Kid: a Writer's Life by Sid Fleischman
  • Looking Back: a Book of Memories by Lois Lowry
  • Bad Boy: a Memoir by Walter Dean Myers
  • How I Came to be a Writer by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen
  • Woodsong by Gary Paulsen
  • Never Have Your Dog Stuffed by Alan Alda
  • Things I Overheard While Talking To Myself by Alan Alda
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azir Nafisi
  • Persepolis I or Persepolis II by Marjane Satrapi
  • Night by Elie Weisel

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