Picture book biographer Beth Anderson (“Smelly” Kelly and His Super Senses, Lizzie Demands a Seat, Tad Lincoln’s Restless Wriggle) describes her mission this way:
It’s burrowing into history for inspiring characters and moments that change the course of events. It’s delving into the how and why and what if, and connecting the past to the present.
On this episode of The Kidlit Social, Beth joins us to discuss the wonderful category of picture book biographies. Laura and Beth talk about the “new” picture book biographies and how the genre has changed, and what types of approaches are most appealing to editors today. If bringing history to life for young readers excites you, you need to meet Beth!
Beth’s website: http://bethandersonwriter.com/
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Tags: biographies, biography, picture books