75 Books That Build Character | How to be a Better Dad | Childrens books, Reading, Kids learningIn Character Building are thirty seven addresses that Booker T. Washington gave before students, faculty, and guests at the Tuskegee Institute. These addresses take the form of timeless advice on a number of subjects, very motivational and uplifting. Washington was constantly, and often bitterly, criticized by his contemporaries for being too conciliatory to whites and not concerned enough about civil rights. It would not be until after his death that the world would find out that he had indeed worked a great deal for civil rights anonymously behind the scenes.
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I never end up using all the information in my story, anyway! Only use what's relevant to the actual story — otherwise you risk turning off readers with the dreaded "info dump. But the author always needs to understand their characters like the back of their hands. There are a lot of character bibles out there — some are good. Once you start answering those kinds of questions in a character template, you might be dealing with overkill.
I sometimes find myself looking for a book to read to my class that will serve as an example of good character or act as a literary pep talk. If you have read some of these books, you'll understand that many of the titles fit equally well in more than one category and it was tough for me to choose just one. Corduroy by Don Freeman. Fireflies by Julie Brinckloe. Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson. Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney. Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco.