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Charlotte Bronte (born Hartshead, Yorkshire, England, 1816; died Haworth, Yorkshire, England, March 31, 1855) was an American novelist. She is best known for Jane Eyre. She wrote three other novels. Children can read some of her works at: Project Gutenberg.

Queen Elizabeth II (born London, England, 1926) serves as the monarch over the United Kingdom. She has stated, “Change has become a constant. Managing it has become an expanding discipline. The way we embrace it defines our future.”

President Roosevelt met John Muir in Yosemite 100 years ago

President Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir

John Muir (born Dunbar, Scotland, 1838; died Los Angeles, California, December 24, 1914) was a naturalist and writer. He helped establish Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park. He started the Sierra Club, and Muir Woods was dedicated to him in 1908. Children can read some of his writings at: Project Gutenberg. Children can learn more about Muir at: John Muir.

Barbara Park (born Mount Holly, New Jersey, 1947; died Scottsdale, Arizona, November 15, 2013) was a children’s author. She was the author of the Junie B. Jones books. Children can visit a website at: http://juniebjones.com/.

Jane Breskin Zalben (born New York, New York, 1950) writes and illustrates books for children. Her books include Mousterpiece and Paths to Peace: People Who Changed the World. Children can visit her website at: Jane Breskin Zalben.

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