When I was a little girl, we were encouraged to read biographies. It was thought that reading about extraordinary people would inspire children to become more than they thought they could be. We don't hear much about inspiring people these days.
I still love to read about inspiring people. Here are some of my favorite books I've read about extraordinary people:
Mountains Beyond Mountains
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
Kathleen Krull's The Lives of series
Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott
The Glass Castle
Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America
Have you read any of these? Do you have any suggestions for me?