Will Rogers, humorist, social commentator, actor
Nov. 4, 1879-Aug. 15, 1935
Will Rogers: An American Legend by Frank Keating, illustrated by Mike Wimmer (Silver Whistle/Harcourt, 2002)
Born in Oklahoma of Cherokee heritage, Rogers’s wit and wisdom are highlighted as quotes of his are woven throughout this story of his life. Amazing artwork!
The Official Site of Will Rogers offers a biography, fast facts, photos, quotes and more.
Josh Hutcherson, actor
October 12, 1992-
Josh Hutcherson: The Hunger Games’ Hot Hero by Jody Jensen Shaffer (Lerner Publishing, 2013).
A behind the scenes look into this celebrity actor and how Josh Hutcherson connected more with his Hunger Games’ character Peeta more than with any other character he’s played. Tidbits about his family, early years and so much more!
Buster Keaton, actor
Oct. 4, 1895-Feb. 1, 1966
Keep Your Eye on the Kid: The Early Years of Buster Keaton by Catherine Brighton (Roaring Brook Press, 2008)
Born into a vaudeville family, Keaton was nicknamed “Buster” because he could take a fall. And fall he did, over and over again onstage when he was a child. Audiences loved him. When Buster saw his first movie, he fell even harder. Eventually he made it to Hollywood and became a great comedic screen actor and movie-maker. Written in first person, this story is a class act.
The International Buster Keaton Society provides news, a biography, articles, and other resources related to this remarkable man.
Lea Michele, actor, singer
August 29, 1986-
Lea Michele (Stars of Today Series) by Jody Jensen Shaffer (The Child’s World, 2013)
A look at Lea Michele’s rise to fame as a singer/actress on the Glee television series and what she’s looking forward to in the future.
Demi Lovato, singer, actor
August 20, 1992-
Demi Lovato: Taking Another Chance by Jody Jensen Shaffer (Lerner Publishing, 2013)
Get to know the real Demi Lovato in this behind the scenes look into the singer/actress, and how she’s overcome bullying and personal challenges to rise to fame.