Charles and Emma

Heiligman, D. (2009). Charles and Emma: the Darwins leap of faith. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, LLC.

charles and emma

This biography of Charles Darwin is a Printz book and I loved how it displayed that even though Charles and Emma Darwin’s beliefs were incredibly different, they loved each other and lived peacefully. Charles believed in evolution and his wife was very religious, and after a family member dying, she believed in an afterlife, which Charles did not agree with. The book was put together very well in that it was really boring, but nevertheless captivating through most of the story. It did take a while to read because it was boring, though. I would probably give it to upper high school ¬†students who have already studied Darwin so that they are more familiar with the controversy between Charles and Emma’s beliefs.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: