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

July 7 Birthday: Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall, artist
July 7, 1887-March 28, 1985


Lives of the Artists: Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1995)

Chagall, a Russian painter, studied in Paris, was arrested during a Nazi raid, and later released because of American intervention. He worked everyday up until his death at 97.

Go to the Guggenheim Museum for a short bio of Chagall and collection selections.

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July 7 Birthday: Satchel Paige

Satchel Paige, athlete
July 7, 1906 (?)-June 8, 1982


Satchel Paige by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by James E. Ransome (Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2000)

Major league pitching great, Satchel Paige first played (and set records) in the Negro Leagues. When the major league integrated, he was the first African-American pitcher in the American League.

Paige: The Official Web Site hosts a biography, photos, quotes and stats.

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