GatheringBooks is celebrating its 10th year Blogiversary!
The whole month of July will be devoted to sharing our List of 10 for GatheringBooks’ 10 years in 2020 – #GB101020.
I have been purchasing a great number of picturebook biographies (PBBs) recently as part of a research project that I am heading at the United Arab Emirates University, in collaboration with a very good friend of mine who is now teaching at University College London. We are examining the depiction of gifted others in award-winning picturebook biographies. Here is my List of 10 books recently purchased that we will be reading and analyzing for our research study.
List of 10 PBBs
(01) Electric Ben: The Amazing Life And Times Of Benjamin Franklin by Robert Byrd (Amazon | Book Depository)
(02) Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved A Mystery That Baffled All Of France by Mara Rockliff and Iacopo Bruno (Amazon | Book Depository)
(03) Chuck Close: Face Book by Chuck Close (Amazon | Book Depository)
(04) Black Elk’s Vision: A Lakota Story by S. D. Nelson (Amazon | Book Depository)
(05) For The Birds: The Life Of Roger Tory Peterson by Peggy Thomas and Laura Jacques (Amazon | Book Depository)
(06) Exquisite: The Poetry And Life Of Gwendolyn Brooks by Suzanne Slade and Cozbi A. Cabrera (Amazon | Book Depository)
(07) Jacob Riis’s Camera: Bringing Light To Tenement Children by Alexis O’Neill and Gary Kelley (Amazon | Book Depository)
(08) Hammering For Freedom by Rita Lorraine Hubbard and John Holyfield (Amazon | Book Depository)
(09) My Story My Dance: Robert Battle’s Journey To Alvin Ailey by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome with a foreword by Robert Battle (Amazon | Book Depository)
(10) Out Of This World: The Surreal Art Of Leonora Carrington by Michelle Markel and Amanda Hall (Amazon | Book Depository)
Do you have any favourite picturebook biographies published over the past ten years? We’d love to know about them.