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There are no picture book biographies of Donald Trump

A quick search of the Horn Book Guide Online shows three picture book biographies of Hillary Clinton, including these two new ones (both published in January 2016):

WINTER_Hillary  markel_Hillary 
And this one from 2008, revised in August 2015:


Then there’s this new YA biography:


UPDATED: And this new middle-grade biography (which I missed in the original post — thank you Cynthia Levinson!)


UPDATED: And an upcoming easy reader (which I also missed — thank you Shana Corey!)


Along with sixteen volumes of series nonfiction (here are two):

epstein_hillary  tieck_hillary
And here’s once place where she and Donald Trump overlap:

burlingame_HillaryPeople  wooten_trump
For now, there appear to be no Bernie books… but that may well change! Check back next year. UPDATED: But wait! There’s this graphic novel by 2x Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Ted Rall, which is not specifically YA but “is totally upper MG/YA-friendly” — thank you Marjorie Ingall!


UPDATED 10/18: And now thanks to comedian Michael Ian Black, there’s this:trump_cover-pict

Elissa Gershowitz About Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is executive editor of The Horn Book, Inc. She holds an MA from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College and a BA from Oberlin College.



  1. Hello, Elissa. If you write again about books about presidential candidates, I hope you’ll consider including my middle grade biography, which came out on the same date and with the same publisher as Michelle Markel’s picture book. It’s called Hillary Rodham Clinton: Do All the Good You Can (Balzer + Bray, 2016). Thank you!

  2. Elissa Gershowitz Elissa Gershowitz says:

    Yes! Thank you! I’ll amend this post.

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