What books are based on true stories?

Here are some true-stories that have minor profanity (damn or hell) and no sexual content. (more child related)
  • Ten True Animal Rescues by Jeanne Betancourt (for 1-3 graders)
  • Twenty and Ten by Clarie Huchet Bishop (for 1-3 graders)
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  • Night Running by Elisa Carbone
  • The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust by Allan Zullo
  • Stolen Into Slavery by Judith Bloom Fradin
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'dell
  • Amos Fortune: Free Man by Elizabeth Yates




Here is a list for teens and adults:


  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • Inspiring Women of Faith by Sam Wellman
  • Unbroken: A WWII Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Things We Couldn't Say by Diet Eman
  • The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
  • A Soldier's Promise by Daniel Hendrex
  • Women Heroes of WWII by Kathryn Atwood