An autobiography is a true story of a person's life,
written by the person. It is called an autobiography,
because auto means self. An autobiography can
be written in different ways. Most are written in prose
(ordinary language), but they can be written in poetry or even as
a play or a song.
Autobiographies help us to learn about things people did
and how they lived. In this way, autobiographies are like
Have you read any autobiographies? A very famous
autobiography is by a girl named Anne Frank. She lived a
long time ago in the country of Germany.
The next time you visit a library or a book store, take
time to look at some of the autobiographies.