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Amy Tan: Author Extraordinaire (Essential Lives) by Tamra Orr
Andrew Carnegie: Industrial Giant and Philanthropist (Essential Lives) by Scott Gillam
Anne Frank: Holocaust Diarist (Essential Lives) by Alexis Burling
Barack Obama: 44th President (Essential Lives) by Tom Robinson
Benjamin Franklin (Essential Lives) by L. L. Owens
Bill Gates (Essential Lives) by Ruth Strother
Charles Lindbergh: Groundbreaking Aviator (Essential Lives) by Rebecca Rowell
J. K. Rowling: Extraordinary Author (Essential Lives) by Victoria Peterson-hilleque
Joseph Stalin (Essential Lives) by Linda Cernak
Laura Ingalls Wilder (Essential Lives) by Emma Carlson Berne
Louis Pasteur: Groundbreaking Chemist & Biologist (Essential Lives) by Sue Vander Hook
Mahatma Gandhi: Proponent of Peace (Essential Lives) by Sue Vander Hook
Malcolm X: Rights Activist and Nation of Islam Leader (Essential Lives) by Tom Robinson
Margaret Mead: Cultural Anthropologist (Essential Lives) by Ruth Strother
Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Creator (Essential Lives) by Marcia Amidon Lusted
Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights Leader (Essential Lives) by Kristine Carlson Asselin
Michelle Obama: First Lady & Role Model (Essential Lives) by Valerie Bodden
Nelson Mandela: A Leader for Freedom (Essential Lives) by Kekla Magoon
Oprah Winfrey: Media Mogul (Essential Lives) by Anne Lies
Rupert Murdoch: News Corporation Magnate (Essential Lives) by Sue Vander Hook
Sam Walton: Founder of the Walmart Empire (Essential Lives) by Katherine Krieg
Sonia Sotomayor: Supreme Court Justice (Essential Lives) by Martin Gitlin
Stan Lee: Comic Book Superhero (Essential Lives) by Martin Gitlin
Walt Disney: Entertainment Visionary (Essential Lives) by Martin Gitlin

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To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

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Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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