Do you have any historical figures you like reading about?

Do you have any historical figures you like reading about?

8/15/2021, 6:38:34 PM
Do you have any historical figures you like reading about? I’m sure there aren’t many (or any) of us here that don’t recognize the name Charlotte Bronte and don’t love her books. But I’ll be honest that I haven’t ever really looked much into her personal history. I recently received a surprise mailing of this graphic novel copy of “Charlotte Bronte before Jane Eyre” by Glynnis Fawkes (illustrated by Alison Beechdel) from @disneybooks and have just loved learning about her and her family. I did not know that she published Jane Eyre under a male pen name! . I have a graphic novel of Anne Frank’s Diary, which I love, and after reading this I’m starting to think that I might start collecting graphic novels about historical persons. I used to read children’s biographies all the time in elementary school. (They all had blue covers and I checked every single one of them out of the library over the course of a year.) Graphic novels have been a fun way to read with my daughter, who just started first grade and thinks reading is a lot of hard work. haha. It feels like a good transition from picture books to chapter books. . I’ll end with this quote by Charlotte Bronte about what it was like working as a governess, because #relatable . “I will only ask you to imagine the miseries of a reserved wretch like me, thrown at once into the midst of a large family… having the charge given me of a set of pampered, spoilt, and turbulent children, whom I was expected constantly to amuse as well as instruct.” haha. You gotta do what you gotta do to earn that dollar in-between writing. At least she got some inspiration out of it for passages in Jane Eyre. Haha. . #graphicnovel #janeeyre #charlottebronte #glynnisfawkes #alisonbeechdel #disney

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