Rosalynn Smith Carter (born Plains, Georgia, 1927) is the wife of Jimmy Carter, thirty-ninth president of the United States. While she was First Lady, she devoted much of her time to the performing arts. She also held a post on the President’s Commission on Mental Health. Children could visit a website at: Rosalynn Smith Carter. Idea: They could find out if the Secret Service protects former First Ladies.
Roberto Clemente (born Carolina, Puerto Rico, 1934; died San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 31, 1972) was a baseball player. He joined the Pittsburgh Pirates and spent his entire career with them. He was killed in a plane crash while trying to deliver supplies to Nicaragua. An earthquake there had devastated parts of the country. He became a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973. Children could learn more at: Roberto Clemente.
Paula Danziger (born Washington, DC, 1944; died New York, New York, July 8, 2004) was a children’s author. She is well known for her Amber Brown series. After Danziger died, her two close friends, Bruce Coville and Elizabeth Levy, wrote more Amber Brown books in her style. Children could learn more at: Paula Danziger.
Louise Fatio (born Lausanne, Switzerland, 1904; died New Jersey, July 26, 1993) wrote books for children. Her husband, Roger Duvoisin, illustrated many of her works. Her books include Happy Lion and Happy Lion and the Bear.
Sonia Levitin (born Berlin, Germany, 1934) has written at least 37 books for children and young adults. Incident at Loring Groves earned a 1989 Edgar Award, and The Return received a 1987 Sydney Taylor Book Award. Children could learn more at: Sonia Levitin.
Meriwether Lewis (born Albemarle County, Virginia, 1774; died near Nashville, Tennessee, October 11, 1809) was half of the famous Lewis and Clark expedition. He later became governor of the Louisiana Territory. Older children might be able to solve the mystery surrounding Lewis’s death. They could read Meriwether Lewis: Off the Edge of the Map, by Geoff Benge and Janet Benge. They could read his journals at Project Gutenberg.