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Subject: Biography for 5th grader
Date Posted: 2/11/2013 5:01 PM ET
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My 5th grade, 11yo son, needs to read a biography for a book report. He is not a big reader so I want to find something good so that he will enjoy it. Any ideas?
Date Posted: 2/16/2013 8:52 AM ET
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There all kinds of good biographies for his level, but without knowing his interests, it's difficult to make a suggestion.  I would suggest searching biographies for 5th graders and see what strikes his fancy.

Subject: Thanks - We ended up with Houdini
Date Posted: 2/16/2013 5:24 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/16/2013 8:22 PM ET
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Oh good!  I read everything I could put my hands on about Harry Houdini starting at about your son's age.  Fascinating man.

Date Posted: 2/22/2013 6:07 PM ET
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You might want to try the book (none available here on pbs - already mailed my copy out)