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Brianna DuMont


Brianna DuMont

Brianna DuMont got her degree in art history and archaeology and classics, intending to spend her time digging in the dirt. Now that she's fallen in love with writing, she explores her love of history through her books. Her non-fiction series for middle graders, THE CHANGED HISTORY SERIES, will debut with FAMOUS PHONIES: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History in October 2014. She lives in Chicago, IL with her husband.

Brianna DuMont

Books by Brianna DuMont

by Brianna DuMont - Children's 9-12, Children's Nonfiction, Crime, History, Law

Caution: don’t look for the good guys in here. 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 troublemakers to learn what really made the Mona Lisa the most iconic painting in the world, meet the most powerful pirate from history and watch empires rise and fall with the theft of a simple tea plant.

Written by Brianna DuMont with illustrations by Bethany Straker - Children's 9-12, Crime, History, Law
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.
by Brianna DuMont - Children's, Children's 9-12, Children's Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction

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 12 history-changers to uncover the fabrications of the famous, and the should-be-famous!