Smile: How Young Charlie Chaplin Taught the World to Laugh (and Cry)

This picture book reveals how Charlie Chaplin became the character we know and love. Consider using this book in upper elementary if you are teaching biographies. The descriptions of both people and place are effective and inventive. The narrative shows the tumultuous journey of his life all leading to the creation of his eventual persona. The whimsical, mixed-media illustrations created by Ed Young will also captivate readers.

January 12, 2020

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