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What are some illustrative sample biographies?

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Some examples of illustrative biographies include “Me…Jane,” ”Skit Skat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald” and “On a Beam of Light: A Story of Einstein.” Illustrative biographies expose children to the lives of great individuals and encourage them to dream and set goals of their own.

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In “Me...Jane,” author and cartoonist Patrick McDowell tells the story of how a 10-year old Jane Goodall fought economic and social constraints to realize her dreams of going to Africa and become a pioneer in study of primates.

“Skit-Skat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald,” by Roxanne Orgill and artist Sean Qualls, tells the story of the legendary singer from her rise as a child singer in Yonkers to winning 13 Grammy awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

“On a Beam of Light: A Story of Einstein,” by author Jennifer Berne and illustrator Vladimir Radunsky, traces Einstein’s development from an awkward young boy to one of the world’s greatest geniuses.

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