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Brianna DuMont

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: DuMont lives in Chicago. She moved there one week after graduating from college.

Biography: 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''.

  • '''''Fantastic Fugitives'''''
  • -- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2016

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Young adult readers

Brianna DuMont on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Famous phonies :
ISBN: 1629146455 OCLC: 869265800

""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.""--

  Famous phonies :
ISBN: 9780545829403 OCLC: 904280237

Follow the fake lives of twelve history-changers to uncover the fabrications of the famous, and the should-be-famous!

Fantastic fugitives :
ISBN: 1632204126 OCLC: 907190435

"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."--

Thrilling thieves :
ISBN: 9781510701694 OCLC: 954669832

What do Mother Theresa, Honest Abe, and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? They're all too good for this book, that's what. Sure, you'll find some familiar faces like Queen Elizabeth I and Thomas Edison in here, but you'll learn that behind their angelic smiles were cunning con artists who stole their way to gold and greatness. Follow the trail of twelve trouble-makers to learn what really made the Mona Lisa the most iconic painting in the world, meet the most powerful pirate from history (it's probably not who you're expecting), and watch empires rise and fall with the theft of a simple tea plant. Turns out our world owes a lot to those who dabble on the dark side. If you're not scared of crooks and criminals, take a peek at this new side of history -- Dust jacket.

Weird but true! Know-it-all :
ISBN: 9781426327971 OCLC: 967133881

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.