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Natalie Bober

Natalie Bober is an award-winning author with a strong background in the humanities and eighteenth century British and American history. She believes that biography is the human heart of history. Her biographies describe the milieu from which her subjects sprang, and show how their accomplishments were an outgrowth of the lives they lived. Her books have appeal across a wide spectrum of ages, and have garnered starred reviews from Booklist, School Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews. They have been acclaimed in the New York Times Book Review as among the best of their genre being written today. Bober served as a consultant for the PBS television documentary Thomas Jefferson and appeared as a “talking head” throughout the program. She has lectured at conferences and universities across the country and at Oxford University, as well as at the annual lecture series on the Adams Family, the 250th birthday celebration of Thomas Jefferson, and at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, MA. Among her titles are: Thomas Jefferson: Draftsman of a Nation (ALA Award “Best of the Best”); Countdown to Independence; Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution (Boston Globe/Horn Book Award) and A Restless Spirit: The Story of Robert Frost (Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award and “Vermont Reads” Book of the Year 2008). She was elected to the Hunter College Hall of Fame, is a Fellow of the International Center for Jefferson Studies, and a member of the board of the Jefferson Legacy Foundation. Over the years Natalie Bober has spoken at countless schools, and continues to enjoy this. She is now looking forward to the publication of a new picture book biography next year.

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Grade Levels: Middle School , Upper School
Genres: Nonfiction