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This book gives a really basic overview of overlooked supporters in history along with illustrations by different contemporary illustrators. There are some people for whom I wish I had gotten more information, but it is a nice introduction to different forgotten figures. I enjoyed the illustrations most, since there was a pretty good variety and I think the illustrators were paired well thematically with their subjects. Most of the illustration was digital or very traditional analog media (like watercolor). I wish there had been just a little more variety, with illustrators who specialize in papercut or photocollage. I did really enjoy what the book did have.
It seems like it could be a really good resource in a history classroom or club for high schoolers, or to add to an illustration enthusiast's collection.
I'm thrilled to have taken part in this collection of essays about the person BEHIND the famous person you know. Each has stunning art which complement the subject, a wide range of styles. A wonderful gift for anyone who enjoys art and a different kind of biographical approach.
Most interesting book that is charmingly laid out, researched and written to show that even genius needs a push or two to succeed, not just now but always! Makes for an excellent gift and coffee table book. People of all ages would enjoy reading it.
This is a VERY fun book, both to look at and for the content. It really brings more fullness to our ideas about "famous" people. They turn out not to be islands unto themselves, but real humans, who, like the rest of us, find out and realize who we are through relationship. This book also emboldens us to consider that us "not-so-famous" folks are important too, that we are needed in the great unfolding of our world in countless ways, most especially, in the way we care for each other. I love the matt finish on the pages and the delightful and varied illustrations.