Read at least three biographies on the same person. Be sure the biographies fall into the “children’s literature” category. (I recommend a nice mix of picturebooks, first readers and chapterbooks.) In essay or chart/diagram format, analyze the differences and similarities in the way in which each of the authors tell that person’s life story.
You might note that some authors primarily use pictures. Some authors focus on one or two major life events. Some use a narrative format; others use dates, dates and more dates. Discuss the significance of the methods. When is one way more effective or appropriate than another?
For examples and further discussion of this assignment, reread pp. 149-150 in your textbook.
If you choose to complete the assignment as an essay, please use MLA format.