How should authors choose subjects for biographies for children? Children can find biographies about people such as Adolf Hitler, Benedict Arnold, Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, and Lenin.
What are the limitations of books about figures such as these that are written for children?
Do the limitations of vocabulary and page length found in juvenile literature allow adequate treatment of controversial subjects?
In addition, picture book biographies always deal with figures that are less than perfect and humanly flawed.