“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
I like to stick to picture books most of the time, but this series of books is just too exciting to not pass along. The Creative Minds Biographies put out by Lerner Publications are aimed at ages 9-12. These slim books with black-and-white illustrations tell the stories of amazing people: artists, writers, musicians, scientists, groundbreakers—dreamers and doers. What a wealth! I’ve read a few of these now, and I think they are very nicely done. But I’ll let the list speak for itself--it's a long one, so here are the arts-related biographies for today:
Oh, the Places He Went: A Story about Dr. Seuss (Creative Minds Biography)
A Fairy-Tale Life: A Story About Hans Christian Andersen (Carolrhoda Creative Minds Book)
Good Morning, Mr President: A Story About Carl Sandburg (Creative Minds)
What Do You Mean? a Story About Noah Webster (Creative Minds)
I'll try to get more titles to you later this week--check back!