An alphabiography is an autobiography, often set as an English studies project for high school or college students, consisting of a set of twenty-six short stories or chapters about the writer's life. Each story or chapter has a title starting with a different letter of the alphabet, for example: "Apple growing", "Baseball", "Cynthia" etc. At the end a summation is undertaken.
The book Totally Joe by James Howe is about Joe Bunch who is given an assignment to write his alphabiography – although he thinks it will be boring, it turns out to be the gateway for him to learn much about his own identity as a gay young adult.
- Hoerr, Thomas R.; Sally Boggeman; Christine Wallach (2010). Celebrating Every Learner: Activities and Strategies for Creating a Multiple Intelligences Classroom. John Wiley and Sons. p. 269. ISBN 978-0-470-56386-1. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
- SimonSays - Totally Joe by James Howe
- Read Write Think - alphabiography project
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