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message 1: by Heather (new)

Heather T (horrorvacui000) | 532 comments Mod
List 5 of your favorite figures in history. Then read a book, fiction or non-fiction, about each of them.

message 2: by Zakiya (last edited Oct 08, 2010 09:20AM) (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) I think this one will be fun, since I have access to my school's library.

1. Leonardo Da Vinci
Book About Him:

2. William Shakespeare
Book About Him:

3. Susan B. Anthony
Book About Her:

4. Michelangelo
Book About Him:

5. Galileo
Book About Him:

message 3: by Heather (new)

Heather T (horrorvacui000) | 532 comments Mod
I'll add more later. I want to read another book on Lorenzo de Medici, but I think I've already read the good ones.

1) John Adams: Those Who Love by Irving Stone

message 4: by Heather (new)

Heather T (horrorvacui000) | 532 comments Mod
Zakiya, did you want to read a fiction or non-fiction on Michelangelo? I have some titles to suggest depending on which one you were interested in.

message 5: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Uhm, I wasn't aiming for either one specifically.

message 6: by Heather (new)

Heather T (horrorvacui000) | 532 comments Mod
The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo by Irving Stone is historical fiction

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King -non-fiction

Those are 2 of my favorites at least. There are a lot of other books to choose from through.

message 7: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Okay, thanks. I will check my school's library, but I don't think they will have those. Mom said she will take me to the public library sometime to look. Thanks again :).

message 8: by Heather (new)

Heather T (horrorvacui000) | 532 comments Mod
I had a teacher assign the Irving Stone book my sophomore year and it's one of 2 books I actually read in high school rather than skimming. Although, I'm a bit obsessive with Michelangelo.

message 9: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) LOL!

message 10: by Deyara (last edited Jul 16, 2013 04:42AM) (new)

Deyara Challenge: Historical Figures
Duration: No time limit
Details: read about 5 of your favorite figures in history, fiction or non-fiction.

Complete: 0/5

1. Gregor Mendel
2. Charles Darwin
3. Socrates


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