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Since 1995, Favorable Impressions has been providing school and public libraries with high-quality publications for elementary readers. Our award-winning series Biography for Beginners delights and informs early readers with over 800 biographical sketches of people of interest to young readers that they enjoy reading, and can use for assignments. Our special volumes support curriculum goals in key areas, like social studies and language arts.

All of our publications are printed on high-quality, acid-free paper. Each volume features sturdy library bindings to ensure they will hold up to years of use in your library. And all our special volumes are available as eBooks.

Laurie Lanzen Harris, Editor and Publisher

Laurie HarrisLaurie has been a leading reference editor for more than 30 years and is also a member of the editorial board for Wayne State University Press. She has an established track record for creating outstanding reference publications, including Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism and Shakespearean Criticism at Gale, and Biography Today at Omnigraphics. The same care and high standards are evident in every Favorable Impressions title.