Maryn Wheeler


Significant Shortcomings, Young Adult, Rwanda, Genocide, Graphic Novel

Document Type

Book Review


This children’s biography is written about the timeline and highlights of E.B. White’s life and career. It starts with his childhood, including details about his family growing up, his journey in school and learning to read, how he entered the writing field, other jobs he pursued, and notable successes besides those for which he is typically known. E.B. White wasn’t originally a children’s author, and the book explains the circumstances when he wrote his three children’s novels. The impact of his writing (both for children and adults) is also mentioned.