"So a feminist is like Susan B. Anthony?" Biographies for my favorite 8-year-old.
December 30, 2009 7:41 PM Subscribe
Frabjous day! My eight-year-old cousin likes biographies. What are good biography resources that are age appropriate?
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I was delighted to discover while I was home for Christmas that my eight-year-old cousin, Lauren, loves biographies. (After I defined the word "feminist" for her, she recited the details of the lives of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Blackwell to me over dinner. Hooray!) I'd love to give her some books of short biographies that would be appropriate for her reading level (she's a devoted but slow reader).
Which books should I be looking for? I'd like to give her a collection, either of books in a series or an anthology. Ideally, the bios would be an even mix of men and women, and wouldn't be Americans only.