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A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author whose work celebrated industrial and agricultural America, American geography and landscape, and the American common people.
Abraham "Remy" Charlip is an American artist, writer, choreographer, theater director, designer, and teacher.
Benjamin Franklin was printer, author, scientist, stateman, and Founding Father to the United States of America.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, was an author, mathematician, and photographer.
Jackie Robinson, an outstanding athlete, was the first African American to play baseball for the Major Leagues.
Langston Hughes was a prominent African-American poet, novelist, playwright, and social activist best know for his jazz poetry.
Rosa Parks was a life-long activist whose refusal to give up her seat on a segregated bus was a catalyzing event in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.
The final major and arguably the most destructive of a series earthquakes in the central United States in 1811-1812.
Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins was a natural history artist that became famous for his live-size sculptures of dinosaurs.
A traditional celebration based on the Chinese lunar calendar.
Named "Hans Christian Andersen of America" by Newsweek magazine, Jane Yolen has written more than 300 books.
Eve Bunting is an acclaimed author of picture books and novels. Her picture books often tackle sensitive issues such as homelessness, death, aging, and war, and view events from a child's perspective.
Jerry Pinkney has illustrated over 100 children's books since 1964 and been the recipient of 5 Caldecott Honor Medals and a Caldecott Medal. His books have been translated into 16 languages and published in 14 countries.
In 2014, the December Solstice will occur on Sunday, December 21.
This law provides protection for plants and animals that are endangered or threatened due to loss of habitat, environmental pollution, or other factors related to human activity.