Monday, December 28, 2015

Ann Elizabeth's Diary by Anne Elizabeth Rector and Kathleen Krull




This is a short, but sweet and informative diary of a twelve year old girl, Ann Elizabeth Rector, who was born in 1899 in West Virginia. She grew up as an only child in New York City and in this year-long diary recounts life there: her schooling, friends, family and desire to be an artist. Eventually, Ann Elizabeth does become an artist, initially as a fine artist and in later years as a crafter of toys. Throughout the diary are actual illustrations done by Ann Elizabeth, in addition to historical information and photos of  Ann Elizabeth. This is a great book for girls (or boys) who are between 8-12, and interested in art and/or history.

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