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September 30 Birthday: Elie Wiesel

by Anne on September 30, 2009

Elie Wiesel, writer, humanitarian

Sept. 30, 1928-

Paths to Peace: People Who Changed the World by Jane Breskin Zalben (Dutton, 2006)

Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner 1986 Wiesel is highlighted in this important collective biography about peacemakers.

Read a riveting interview with Wiesel on the Academy of Achievement-A Museum of Living History web site.

August 6 Birthday: Andy Warhol

by Anne on August 6, 2009

Andy Warhol, artist

Aug. 6, 1928- Feb. 22, 1987

Uncle Andy’s: A Faabbbulous Visit with Andy Warhol by James Warhola (Putnam, 2003)

Campbell’s soup. Paintings of Elvis and Marilyn Monroe. Andy Warhol’s nephew gives readers an insider’s view of his uncle’s pop art.

The Andy Warhol Museum in Warhol’s hometown of Pittsburgh has a stellar collection of his work. Of note: Warhol’s “fifteen minutes of fame” quote lives on.

April 4 Birthday: Maya Angelou

by Anne on April 4, 2009

Maya Angelou, writer

Apr. 4, 1928-

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Women of Hope: African Americans Who Made a Difference by Joyce Hansen (Scholastic, 1998)

The author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, is a producer, actor and director, too. She recited her poem On the Pulse of Morning at President Clinton’s inauguration.

The Maya Angelou Official Website offers a short bio and photos.

February 26 Birthday: Fats Domino

by Anne on February 26, 2009

Fats Domino, musician

Feb. 26, 1928-

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Shake, Rattle & Roll: The Founders of Rock & Roll by Holly George-Warren, illustrated by Laura Levine (Houghton Mifflin, 2001)

Domino learned to play piano when he was ten. Born and raised in New Orleans, he’s still rockin’.

Domino was an inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

February 26 Birthday: Fats Domino

by Anne on February 26, 2008

Fats Domino, musician

Feb. 26, 1928-

Shake, Rattle & Roll: The Founders of Rock & Roll by Holly George-Warren, illustrated by Laura Levine (Houghton Mifflin, 2001)

Domino learned to play piano when he was ten. Born and raised in New Orleans, he’s still rockin’.

Domino was an inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.