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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Brianna DuMont  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;

Born:


-- Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/briannadumontbooks
-- Website -- http://www.briannadumont.com
-- Brianna DuMont on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=brianna+dumont


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 Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History (The Changed History Series)
ISBN: 1629146455

Sky Pony Press. 2014

Fakes, frauds, and phonies. Sounds like a book filled with criminals and delinquents, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not. Some of the biggest names in history can be found between these pages—and the light isn’t flattering. (We’re looking at you, George “I must not tell a lie” Washington.) Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History is the first book 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. Follow the fake lives of these twelve history-changers to uncover the fabrications of the famous, and the should-be-famous!

Famous “Phonies”:
Confucius • George Washington • Pythagoras • Hiawatha • Gilgamesh • Major William Martin • William Shakespeare • Pope Joan • Homer • Prester John • Huangdi • The Turk

Fantastic Fugitives: Criminals, Cutthroats, and Rebels Who Changed History (While on the Run!) (The Changed History Series)
ISBN: 1632204126

Sky Pony Press. 2016

Think fugitives are always bad guys running from the law? Think again! The twelve fugitives in this book annoyed everyone, including queens, presidents and popes. But they didn’t let the peeved or the powerful stop them from breaking laws. They stood up for what they believed in, which could be as noble as freedom or as greedy as money. They founded countries, won wars, and even ended empires—all while on the run! Follow the twists and turns of these lawbreaking lives to learn how anyone can change the world. Even you! Just make sure you have your running shoes tied tight.

Fantastic Fugitives: Criminals, Cutthroats, and Rebels Who Changed History While on the Run! is the second book in Brianna DuMont’s Changed History series. The series includes Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History (2015) and a forthcoming book on thieves who changed history.

Fantastically fast fugitives hiding inside:

Spartacus * Cleopatra * Martin Luther * Koxinga * Mary, Queen of Scots * The Pilgrims * Harriet Tubman * Typhoid Mary * John Dillinger * Emmeline Pankhurst * Virginia Hall * Nelson Mandela

Weird But True Know-It-All: U.S. Presidents
ISBN: 142632796X

National Geographic Children's Books. 2017

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.


Awards

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.