Picture Book Biographies

By San Diego Festival of Books

By San Diego Festival of Books

From the Picture Book Biographies panel, we offer titles by Kathleen Krull, Marcie Wessels and moderator Michael Mahin.

The Boy Who Thought Outside the Box: The Story of Video Game Inventor Ralph Baer

Marcie Wessels and Beatriz Castro

$16.95 $15.59

Crazy about Wii, Nintendo, X-Box, and PlayStation? Meet the inventor whose work made them all possible: Ralph Baer, creator of the first home video game system!

The Only Woman in the Photo: Frances Perkins & Her New Deal for America

Kathleen Krull and Alexandra Bye

$18.99 $17.47

Discover the incredible life of Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet and the mastermind behind Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, in this fascinating picture book biography that’s perfect for fans of I Dissent.

When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana

Michael Mahin and Jose Ramirez

$17.98 $16.54

Celebrate music icon Carlos Santana in this vibrant, rhythmic picture book from the author of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters.