Joe Schuster, artist
July 10, 1914-July 30, 1992
Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman by Marc Tyler Nobleman, illustrated by Ross MacDonald (Knopf, 2008)
Everyone will champion this story of ingenuity and perseverance. Together, mild-mannered and unassuming teens Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster created the most inspiring and beloved comic book hero of all-time—Superman. Their struggles in the industry were heartbreaking and their successes equally phenomenal. A super read!
Click here and faster than a speeding bullet, you’ll be reading all about planet Krypton, Superman’s birthplace.
Mary McLeod Bethune, educator
July 10, 1875-May 18, 1955
Mary McLeod Bethune by Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney (HarperTrophy, 1994)
Dedicated to education for all, Bethune sought opportunities for African-American children in South Carolina after the Civil War.
The Lakewood Public Library hosts a biography of McLeod Bethune on their site.