July 24 Birthday: Amelia Earhart: NIGHT FLIGHT

Amelia Earhart, aviator
July 24, 1897 –

NIGHT FLIGHT: AMELIA EARHART CROSSES THE ATLANTIC (Simon & Shuster, 2011) by Robert Burleigh. Illustrated by Wendell Minor

Overview

Award-winning
author Robert Burleigh has captured Amelia Earhart’s first solo flight
across the Atlantic in 1932. She was only the second person to do this –
and the first woman. Rich in detail, feeling and incident this is
nonfiction with edge and action, a you-are-there experience made more
dramatic and real by Wendell Minor’s vivid paintings.

July 24 Birthday: Amelia Earhart. AMELIA EARHART: THE LEGEND OF THE LOST AVIATOR


Amelia Earhart, aviator
July 24, 1897-July 2, 1937 (missing)

Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator by Shelley Tanaka, illustrated by David Craig (Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2008)

What happened to Amelia Earhart? Though the answer still remains a mystery, this book takes readers on a journey of what is known, from her childhood love of planes to her fateful last contact with the outside world, and ends with speculation about what really happened.

Tour the Official Site of Amelia Earhart to learn more about her life, achievements and disappearance.

July 24 Birthday: Simon Bolivar. A PICTURE BOOK OF SIMON BOLIVAR

Simon Bolivar, political leader
July 24, 1783-December 17, 1830


A Picture Book of Simon Bolivar by David A. Adler, illustrated by Robert Casilla (Holiday House, 1992)

Bolivar had an impressive resume: President of Greater Colombia, President of Bolivia, President of Peru, and President of Venezuela. Read about his life and politics in this simple biography.

Read an article about Bolivar written for children on the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.