Jeanne Betancourt (born Burlington, Vermont, 1941) writes books for children. She is best known for her Pony Pals series. Children can visit her website at: Jeanne Betancourt.
Charlie Brown and Snoopy (born 1950) are the creations of Charles Schulz. Their last comic strip was published on February 13, 2000.
David Diaz (born Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1960) illustrates books for children and has received many awards. He earned a 1997 Jane Addams Award for Wilma Unlimited, the 1995 Caldecott Medal for Smoky Night, a Pura Belpre Honor Award in 2004 for The Pot that Juan Built, a Pura Belpre Honor Award in 2006 for César: ¡Sí, Se Puede! Yes, We Can!, and a Pura Belpre Honor Award in 2010 for Diego: Bigger Than Life.
Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi (born Porbandar, India, 1869; died New Delhi, India, January 30, 1948) led India’s fight for independence from Great Britain. Trained as a lawyer in England, Gandhi stressed the use of nonviolence. He was assassinated in his garden by a Hindu who resented Gandhi’s views about Moslems. Children could read Demi’s book, Gandhi.
Groucho Marx (born Julius Henry Marx in New York, New York, 1890; died Los Angeles, California, August 19, 1977) was an actor. He and his brothers formed the Marx Brothers. Two of their most famous movies are Animal Crackers, produced in 1930, and Duck Soup, premiering in 1933. He was also the host of an early television show, You Bet Your Life.
Dirk Zimmer (born Goslar, Germany, 1943; died Poughkeepsie, New York, September 26, 2008) illustrated children’s books. His works include In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories and Weird Wolf.