Who can possibly know everyone we should know of?
This is a world where we hear (too much) about Lady Gaga.
The stories of the folks who don’t have their own press machinery may not find their way into the news cycles.
But never fear, there is a dedicated core of researchers out here who are cruising the museums, looking into the Library of Congress, & refershing themselves at roadside attractions of the world, in search of picture book biography subjects.
I continue to present on the life of Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, an amazing person born in Florida, who most people don’t know about.
So I think it’d be fun to begin a list of lesser-known biography subjects – folks you may want to consider writing about for young readers.
They are excellent exemplars for anyone, especially children.
If you are intent on writing biographries for young readers, you will arrive at the day that you will be grabbed by the person – or perhaps people – you want to share with impressionable minds.
That’s how it happened for me.
Today there are four on this list. Check back for more. I’m not claiming these fine folks on this list, so have at ’em!
Possible picture book biography people:
1 OSCAR ROMERO, El Salvador
2 POLLY PARKER, Florida
3 JOHN RILEY, Florida
4 MELEE, Florida (correct spelling to be updated, an intriguing part of her story)
5 STERLING ELLIOTT – social reformer, bicycle enthusiast of the 1890s, inventor