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#GB101020 [BHE 426] Picturebook Biographies for a Research Project

Picturebook biographies!

Myra here.

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.


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