SONIA CABRAL
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BIOGRAPHY
 
BIOGRAPHY


Sonia Beatriz Leite Ferreira Cabral, Brazilian from Curitiba, is a philosopher and specialist in children's literature. She has always involved with the teaching of literature for children and adolescents. She has been participated in projects designed to encourage a taste for reading and lectured to support teachers with the intention, from the literary text, to promote a reflection on gender issues in the classroom. She was involved with the creation and production of educational software and developed researches to identify how the representation of the female character is constructed and transmitted in literary discourse. Her e-books aim to tell, from a fictional plot, the story of pioneering women who helped change the status of women and transform society.

“Chat with Elizabeth Bishop”  After being hosted at Casa Mariana and listen to many reports about the Elizabeth Bishop’s by her friends called Linda and Jose Alberto, I decided to write a story about the writer for teenagers. As a way to captivate the public, the text has as backdrop a fictional story that takes place in Ouro Preto city and from this report passages of Elizabeth’s life are introduced, especially the time when she lived in Brazil. I decided to make the access to the text more democratic and be able to use it as an educational tool, so I chose to market it in digital format, e-book.


Synopsis
: Carla receives a message in her Facebook from a student who lives in New York asking if American writer Elizabeth Bishop home's, in Ouro Preto, still existes. With the help of Teacher Marta and some classmates, Carla manages to find the Casa Mariana. Excited by the discovery, the group decides to continue research about the writer to discover the reason why Elizabeth Bishop had lived in Ouro Preto.
As far as the knowledgement of Elizabeth Bishop history's in Brazil was increasing, a new character apears in the story - her partner Lota de Macedo. The sexual orientation of Elizabeth, in principle, causes a prejudiced reaction and malicious comments from a student, which motivate Mrs. Marta to reflect about homoaffection relationships with the students.