July 30 Birthday: Maria A. Mozart. FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF MARIA A. MOZART


Maria A. Mozart, musician
July 30, 1751-October 29, 1829

For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria A. Mozart by Elizabeth Rusch, illustrated by Lou Fancher (Tricycle Press, 2011)

A musical prodigy, Maria Mozart toured Europe and played concerts for royalty just like her famous brother. Until she was told to stop. And marry. But Maria found a way to continue to play anyway.

Anna Marie Mozart: the Family’s First Prodigy, an exhibit at the Smithsonian, explores Maria Mozart’s life and talents.

July 30 Birthday: Patricia Schroeder

Patricia Schroeder, politician
July 30, 1940-


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

Schroeder was a member of the House of Representatives for 24 years and is known for many “firsts.” She is currently the President of the Association of American Publishers.

Kids in the House, a U.S. government site educates visitors about Congress and how laws are made.