Welcome to Birthdayographies, where we celebrate picture book biographies one birthday at a time. Currently, almost 700 books are included and new titles are added regularly. Search for a picture book biography about a particular subject, or find out who shares a birthday with you.
(Unfortunately, during the recent platform switch, not all book covers imported.)
**Please note that I have a backlog of new titles to be added. If you’ve sent me your book’s information, please be patient. I might be seeking an intern to help me catch up.
June 19 Birthday: Lou Gehrig. LOU GEHRIG: THE LUCKIEST MAN
A three-hankie story, Gehrig, the baseball great who suffered from ALS always looked on the bright side of life.
A biography, photos and more can be found at the Lou Gehrig Official Web Site.
June 19 Birthday: Aung San Suu Kyi. AMELIA TO ZORA: TWENTY-SIX WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD
Nonviolent Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize and used the money to promote health and education in Burma.
A timeline of Aung San Suu Kyi’s life is available on the Nobelprize.com site.