Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Picture Book Biographies

It's Writing Wednesday. Today seems like a good day to think about picture books which tell the true story of an interesting, noteworthy person. How to pick the subject? How to slant the story? What to leave out? Who will read the book and why? Writing a biography can be an entertaining exploration for the author. Let's hear from a couple of people with experience in the field. There's an interesting blog entry by Mark Tyler Nobleman here (read the comments at the bottom of the post, too.) And below, Kathleen Krull reflects on her process of creating biographies for young readers.

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