Biographies, 

Autobiographies, 

and Memoirs

What is a biography?

A biography tells the story of someone's life, but is told by someone else.

What is an autobiography?

An autobiography tells the story of someone's life, 

and is told by that person.

What is a memoir?

A memoir tells about a special memory that 

someone has about their life.

Here are some examples.

Now you try! Look at each of the book covers and determine if it is a biography, autobiography, or a memoir.

Answer Key

Ruby Bridges - biography

Roald Dahl - memoir

Cal Ripken, Jr - autobiography


Let's Review...

A biography tells the story of someone's life and is written by someone else.

An autobiography tells the story of someone's life and is written by that person.

A memoir shares a special memory in a person's life and usually teaches a lesson.

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