Julia Child (born Pasadena, California, 1912; died Santa Barbara, California, August 13, 2004)) was an author and a television chef. She always concluded her shows with “Bon Appétit!” Her kitchen was donated to the Smithsonian. Children could view a timeline of her life at: Julia Child. Idea: Children could demonstrate to the class how to make simple foods.
Gary Larson (born Tacoma, Washington, 1950) is a cartoonist. He created The Far Side.
Alice Provensen (born Chicago, Illinois, 1917 or 1918; died San Clemente, California, April 23, 2018) and her husband, Martin Provensen, wrote and illustrated children’s books. They earned a 1982 Caldecott Honor Award for A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers. They also received the 1984 Caldecott Medal for The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot, July 25, 1909.