Marion Dane Bauer (born Oglesby, Illinois,1938) is a children’s writer and a writing teacher. She has written over 80 books. Her novel Rain of Fire was awarded the 1984 Jane Addams Peace Association Award, and On My Honor received the 1987 Newbery Honor Award. Her website showcases her books and presents great writing tips: Marion Dane Bauer.
Joseph Biden (born Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1942) is the 46th and current President of the United States. He was Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He was a US Senator representing Delaware from 1973 to 2009. Children can learn more about the current President at: Joe Biden.
Chester Gould (born Pawnee, Oklahoma, 1900; died Woodstock, Illinois, May 11, 1985) was a cartoonist. His Dick Tracy first appeared in 1931 and was eventually syndicated in one thousand newspapers. Children can become “crimestoppers” at: Dick Tracy.
Edwin Powell Hubble (born Marshfield, Missouri, 1889; died San Marino, California, September 28, 1953) was an astronomer. His theories on the expanding universe changed the course of astronomy. Children could read a brief biography at: Hubble. The Hubble Space Telescope is named after him. Children can learn about the Hubble Space Telescope at: Hubble Telescope.
Selma Lagerlof (born Varmland Province, Sweden, 1858; died Varmland Province, Sweden, March 16, 1940) was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature. She received the 1909 prize for her collection of poems. Older children can read some of her works at: Project Gutenberg.
Oliver Wolcott (born Windsor, Connecticut, 1726; died East Windsor, Connecticut, December 1, 1797) signed the Declaration of Independence. He was a general during the Revolutionary War, and he was part of a strong team that defeated the British at the Battle of Saratoga in New York in 1777. Following the Revolutionary War, he was Connecticut’s governor from 1796 until his death in December, 1797. Children can learn more about him at: Oliver Wolcott.