Kudos to Miss Debbie at the Morton Grove Library who answered my tweeted question. I asked about a series of biographies I read as a girl. They were all about famous people as children with one chapter at the end about their achievements as adults.
It looks like the books now come as paperbacks. I’ll read a few as a trip down memory lane.
According to our librarian Ms. Debbie, the series you might be thinking of is the Childhood of Famous Americans: https://t.co/tq8Hqa7dHg
Which is still available to buy: https://t.co/JgEeLPTM91
— Morton Grove Library (@MGPLib) July 6, 2020