A good biography tells a great story. A great biography crafts an immersive and meaningful experience for the reader. These five biographies make wonderful use of poetry, visual metaphors, and dramatic tension.
And since today is Pi Day (3/14 or 3.14), I am celebrating by including a delightful biography of the great mathematician Fibonacci.
Andrea is giving away a signed copy of Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee! To be eligible for prizes throughout the challenge, you must comment on each post, be registered by March 4, and consistently read picture books during the challenge.
Andrea J Loney won the 2014 Lee & Low New Voices Award for the picture book biography TAKE A PICTURE OF ME, JAMES VANDERZEE! (Lee & Low Books). She is also the author of BUNNYBEAR (Albert Whitman & Company), and DOUBLE BASS BLUES (Knopf, Summer 2019). She lives in Inglewood, California.