Elie Wiesel, writer, humanitarian
Sept. 30, 1928-
Paths to Peace: People Who Changed the World by Jane Breskin Zalben (Dutton, 2006)
Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner 1986 Wiesel is highlighted in this important collective biography about peacemakers.
Read a riveting interview with Wiesel on the Academy of Achievement-A Museum of Living History web site.
Tubman, abolitionist, humanitarian
d. March 10, 1913
MINTY: A STORY OF YOUNG HARRIET TUBMAN
by Alan Schroeder
illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
This beautifully written book, illustrated by four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Jerry Pinkney, makes the story of Harriet Tubman’s childhood accessible to very young readers. As a young slave, nicknamed “Minty,” Harriet Tubman was a feisty and stubborn girl with a dream of escape, and whose rebellious spirit often got her into trouble. Pinkney’s expressive illustrations bring every emotion to brilliant life-from troubled sorrow to spirited hope for freedom.
You can learn more about Harriet Tubman here.