Ella Josephine Baker, civil rights worker
Dec. 13, 1903-Dec. 13, 1986
Women of Hope: African Americans Who Made a Difference by Joyce Hansen (Scholastic, 1998)
Baker, a civil rights worker was active in the NAACP and helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
Read a biography of Baker at a Law Library site.
Taylor Swift, musician
Dec. 13, 1989-
Taylor Swift (Stars of Today Series) by Jody Jensen Shaffer (The Child’s World, 2012)
Uncover Taylor Swift’s rise to fame from small town girl to country musician and what she’s looking forward to in the future.
Emily Carr, artist
Dec. 13, 1871-Mar. 2, 1945
Emily Carr: At the Edge of the World by Jo Ellen Bogart, illustrated by Maxwell Newhouse (Tundra Books, 2003)
A Canadian artist whose work focused mostly on the Native peoples of the Northwest is featured in this book about her life. From her childhood through her later years, Carr’s incredible work is reproduced alongside the narrative.
See Emily Carr at home and at work on a website devoted to her.