ONe of the talks I used to give to students (and teachers) was -- Bringing Dead Guys to Life. It was basically about writing biography and how to make the people real -- to come to life in my writing. (Nowadays, I focus more on the fun and adventures of doing the research for my books.)
Well, one of the important books published last year for high schoolers and adults was Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Here's a talk she gave recently which she calls -- Bringing History to Life. How she was able to discover the facts and the emotions behind the facts of the story she told.
Do click on over to discover what she says.