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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Brianna DuMont  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;


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Illinois Connection

DuMont lives in Chicago. She moved there one week after graduating from college.

Biographical and Professional Information

Brianna DuMont grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. She received her degree in Art History, Archaeology and the Classics. She now explores her love of history through researching and writing non-fiction books for her ''Changed History Series''.

Published Works

  • Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History, Sky Pony Press, 2014
  • Fantastic Fugitives: Criminals, Cutthroats, and Rebels Who Changed History, Sky Pony Press, 2016
  • Weird but True Know-It-All: U.S. Presidents, National Geographic Children's Books, 2017
  • Thrilling Thieves: Liars, Cheats, and Double-Crossers Who Changed History - forthcoming 2018

Selected Titles At Your Library

Famous phonies :
ISBN: 1629146455. OCLC Number:

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""Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History is the first in a new nonfiction middle grade series that will explore the underbelly of history, making you question everything you thought you knew about history's finest. It's perfect for the history buff, the reluctant reader, or that kid who loves the strange and unusual.""--

Fantastic fugitives :
ISBN: 1632204126. OCLC Number:

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"Throughout history-and even today-the head honchos usually like things the way they are. Rocking the boat does not make them happy-not one bit. They may even want your head for going against the grain. But that threat didn't stop the characters spotlighted in Fantastic Fugitives from changing history. They founded countries, won wars, and even ended empires-all while on the run! History's Most Wanted covered in this book include: Spartacus Martin Luther Harriet Tubman John Dillinger Emmeline Pankhurst Nelson Mandela Mary, Queen of Scots And five more! The exciting second book in the Changed History series, Fantastic Fugitives lets you follow these historical figures' fast-paced stories to learn how anyone can change the world. Even you! Just make sure you have your running shoes on. This book is ideal for kids ages 8 and up, and is especially good for reluctant readers and those kids who think history reading is simply dry and boring. There are many color illustrations, photographs, and maps included through the book and sidebars with fascinating facts break up larger chunks of text in each chapter. Teachers, librarians, and parents will like that this can be used as a good go-to book to inspire kids to become interested in history."--

Weird but true! Know-it-all :
ISBN: 142632796X. OCLC Number:

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"What's so weird about U.S. presidents? Plenty! Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was a great wrestler? That Ulysses S. Grant got a speeding ticket riding his horse--twice! Or that Benjamin Harrison was afraid of electricity? And let's not forget that President McKinley had a pet parrot that whistled 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' duets with him! In this new single-subject Weird But True book, you'll have a blast learning that there's a lot of substance--and weirdness--in every president's past"--Provided by publisher.


Fantastic Fugitives

  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2016

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    The author will visit schools and classrooms. She aligns her presentations to common core standards. A teacher's guide is available on her website for download. She also offers FREE Skype Visits.