Mystery reports are an excellent way to build engagement for informational writing! This set is themed for Black History Month or Black biographies any time of year. Simply wrap biographical books in paper OR place the book in a plain paper bag (depending on the size of the book) so that its subject is a mystery. Attach one of the cards (hinting to the person's identity) from this set to the outside of the package. Students will pick the subject of their biographies based on these descriptions alone! After everyone has selected their book, unwrap them to reveal the subject of your research project. Then, use the wrapped book, articles, and online resources to research and write your own biography. This could easily be completed as an individual, partner, or group project. Check out the preview photos to see the list of 32 names included in this product. I plan to add more to this freebie in the future (graphic organizers, book recommendations, report pages, and more!), so be sure to follow me on Instagram for updates.