Jun 122019
 
George H. W. Bush, President of the United States, 1989 official portrait.jpg

George H. W. Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush (born Milton, Massachusetts, 1924; died Houston, Texas, November 30, 2018) was the forty-first president (1989-1993) of the United States. During World War II he was a navy pilot. He was shot down during a flight over the Pacific Ocean. After the war, he went to Texas and found wealth in the oil fields. He was a Congressperson and a United Nations ambassador. During his presidency he approved Operation Desert Storm. Children could visit a website at: George H. W. Bush.

Anne Frank (born Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1929; died in Belsen concentration camp, 1945) kept a diary during World War II. She and her family left Germany in 1933 because they were Jews. They sought sanctuary in Amsterdam. In July of 1942 they had to go into hiding. Anne began to record her thoughts and her activities in a diary. In August of 1944 they were found. She died the next year in a concentration camp. Her diary was found, and it was printed in 1947. In 1952 it was printed in the United States with the title The Diary of a Young Girl.

Kristiana Gregory (born Los Angeles, California, 1951) has written at least 30 historical novels for middle school children. She is best known for her Dear America series and the Royal Diary series. Children can visit her website at: Kristiana Gregory.

Helen Lester (born Evanston, Illinois, 1936) writes books for children. Her books include Tacky the Penguin and Batter Up Wombat. Children can visit her website at: Helen Lester.

Johanna Spyri (born Hirzel, Switzerland, 1827; died Zurich, Switzerland, July 7, 1901) wrote books for children and adults. She is most known for her novel Heidi. Children can read the book or listen to a recording at: Project Gutenberg. They can also learn more at: Johanna Spyri.

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