Desiderius Erasmus (born Rotterdam, probably 1467; died Basel, Switzerland, July 12, 1536) was a writer and a scholar. Young adults can read some of his works at: Project Gutenberg.
Bill Gates (born Seattle, Washington, 1955) is a developer of computer software. Experts believe he is one of the richest men in the United States.
Leonard Kessler (born Ohio, 1921) has written and/or illustrated more than 200 books for children. His books include the Mr. Pine series and I Made a Line.
Jonas Salk (born New York, New York, 1914; died La Jolla, California, June 23, 1995) developed the Salk Polio Vaccine and announced his results in 1953. Older children could learn more at: Salk.
Lauren Wolk (born Baltimore, Maryland, 1956) is an author, poet, and artist. Her book Wolf Hollow received a 2017 Newbery Honor Award; her book Beyond the Bright Sea was awarded the 2018 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction. Children could learn more at: Wolk.