Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Random Shelf: Biography

I've neglected the random biographies, and that's not fair. I've been a biography fan since I was reading about Helen Keller in the third grade. This biography isn't about Helen Keller (although there's a new one about Annie Sullivan Macy that I am eagerly anticipating). It's about Louis Cyr, once billed as "The Strongest Man in the World." Presented in graphic novel/comic book format, this is an enlightening biography about a largely-forgotten man. Although more useful for pleasure reading than for a homework report, The Strongest Man in the World is an excellent choice for a reluctant reader with a biography reading assignment.

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