Birthdayographies

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.

 

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Today's Birthdays

June 19 Birthday: Lou Gehrig. LOU GEHRIG: THE LUCKIEST MAN

Lou Gehrig, athlete
June 19, 1903-June 2, 1941


Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man by David A. Adler, illustrated by Terry Widener (Gulliver Books, 1997)

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.

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June 19 Birthday: Aung San Suu Kyi. AMELIA TO ZORA: TWENTY-SIX WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

Aung San Suu Kyi, political activist
June 19, 1945-


Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee, illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy (Charlesbridge, 2005)

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.

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