Bill Gates by Marc Aronson
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Bill Gates is many things: the richest person in the world; the ruthless businessman who co-founded Microsoft and led it to domination of the computer software industry; and now, the leading global philanthropist. When Gates was born in 1955, no one in the world owned a personal computer. A window had a pane of glass. A mouse was a rodent. As a teenager, Gates realized how computers were about to change the world, and made his fortune by riding that wave; modern teens look to him as their model of how technology can be turned into wealth. Marc Aronson’s biography is a probing portrait of a man whose name is a household word.

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Marc Aronson is the author of a wide variety of non-fiction titles. He is the recipient of the LMP Award forediting, as well as the 2006 ALAN Award for outstandingcontributions to the field of adolescent literature.
Published December 26, 2008 by Viking Juvenile. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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Black-and-white photographs, particularly those showing Gates as a young man, will help readers relate, while discussion of the spectacular successes and perceived flaws of both Gates and Microsoft encourages readers to form their own opinions.

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This book will appeal most to high school and upper middle grade students doing research on Gates or to fulfill a biography reading requirement.

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