While fairytales and fiction books ignite your kid’s imagination, they rarely inspire. Biographies are an amazing way to inspire and motivate your children. Nothing is more inspiring than the stories of great men and women.
Best Motivational Biographies to Inspire Your Child
We bring to you a curated collection of 10 awesome biographies to inspire your child!
1. Anne Frank: Hidden Hope
This biography about Anne Frank is a must-read for kids. The book gives young children a deep insight into Anne Frank’s life. Anne Frank’s strength, hope, and positivity during the darkest times in history are clearly depicted in the book. The book serves as an inspiration to kids and teaches them about strength and hope. It also talks about the evil, prejudice, and events of World War II. This book is apt for kids above 9 years.
2. One Giant Leap: The Story of Neil Armstrong
One Giant Leap is the perfect book to introduce your children to the story of the first man to set foot on the moon- Neil Armstrong. This fascinating book details the journey of Neil Armstrong from childhood to the momentous moment when he stepped on the moon. The simple language and fun illustrations make this the perfect inspirational read for young kids.
3. Snowflake Bentley
Like any other child, Wilson Bentley was fascinated by snowflakes. He swore to eternally capture the beauty of snowflakes and so he did. Wilson Bentley was the first person to capture snowflakes on a camera and record that no two snowflakes are alike. This inspirational kids biography gives a look into Wilson Bentley’s life in Vermont and his passion, determination, and hard work. The book also consists of fun illustrations and is suitable for kids above 6 years.
4. My Little Golden Book About Ruth Bader Ginsburg
This book is an introduction to one of the most inspirational women of our time- Ruth Bader Ginsburg. From a young age, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was keen on women’s rights and fighting for women’s equality. Through hard work, persistence, and unwavering determination, she became the first Jewish woman and the second woman to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Her story motivates young girls to break barriers and achieve their dreams.
5. I am Amelia Earhart
This lively picture biography book depicts the story of Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. Amelia Earhart was an adventurous girl who does take no for an answer. Her fervent passion and determination made her an icon to be remembered for years to come. The book is simple to read with accompanying pictures. This is a must-read for every young boy and girl.
6. Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein
Who does not want a peek into the life of the great Albert Einstein? Odd boy out is one of the best children’s biographies out there. It details the childhood life of Albert Einstein. From his little oddities to his amazing intellect, everything has been recorded in the book. This illustrative book is engaging, inspirational, and easy to read for young kids.
7. Heart and Soul: The Story of Florence Nightingale
This is a captivating biography of the famous nurse Florence Nightingale who singlehandedly revolutionized healthcare. Florence Nightingale, also known as “The Lady with the Lamp” not only changed the way nurses were perceived during that time but also brought in reforms that changed the face of healthcare for good.
8. My Gandhi Story
This is the perfect book for introducing your kids to the Father of our India- Mahatma Gandhi. My Gandhi Story depicts the life of Gandhi through visual alluring pictures. The book is available in English and a plethora of regional languages. The simple language and visually appealing pictures make this a good read for kids above 5 years.
Rosa is one of the most inspirational children’s picture books. This book delves into the life of Rosa Parks, an African American civil rights activist. This book illustrates the moment when one woman’s bravery and courage led to a historic movement. The book touches upon injustice, racism, and human rights subtly and is perfect for kids above the age of 7 years.
10. Wings of Fire
This is an autobiography about one of the greatest minds of our time, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. This inspirational book gives an insight into the life, struggles, and success of Dr. Kalam. The book teaches kids how to overcome challenges and pursue their dreams. This is a perfect non-fiction read for teenagers.
These were our top picks for the best biographies for children. Do you have a favourite inspirational biography? Let us know in the comments below!