October 5 Birthday: Maya Lin. AMELIA TO ZORA: TWENTY-SIX WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

Maya Lin, architect
Oct. 5, 1959-


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

Most famous for designing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lin, “M”is for Maya in this collective biography about women who’ve made a difference.

The Official web site of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. is operated by the National Park Service.

April 26 Birthday: Frederick Law Olmsted, THE MAN WHO MADE PARKS: THE STORY OF PARKBUILDER FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED

Frederick Law Olmsted, architect
Apr. 26, 1822-Aug. 28, 1903


The Man Who Made Parks: The Story of Parkbuilder Frederick Law Olmsted by Frieda Wishinsky, illustrated by Song Nan Zhang (Tundra Books, 1999)

We have Olmsted to thank for New York City’s Central Park, the grounds at Niagara Falls and other top visitor spots. This is the story of his first love—the great outdoors.

The Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site “offers a variety of programs that interpret the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted.”