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This Makes Me So Happy!

This review made me so happy because it begins with the premise I've always embraced; that the most interesting stories are not those of famous people but those peoplewho fly under the radar but have had amazing lives. 

It begins like this: 

I think we’ve done it. I think we’ve finally moved completely into a new era of biographical picture books. High time, says I! Gone are the days when a picture book biography had to be of somebody already famous. Gone the days of scanning the Biography section of the children’s room in the library only to see the same ten individuals over and over again. Now the elegant, intelligent, and obscure are filling book after book for kids. 

 

 

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