Will Rogers, humorist, social commentator, actor
Nov. 4, 1879-Aug. 15, 1935
Will Rogers: An American Legend by Frank Keating, illustrated by Mike Wimmer (Silver Whistle/Harcourt, 2002)
Born in Oklahoma of Cherokee heritage, Rogers’s wit and wisdom are highlighted as quotes of his are woven throughout this story of his life. Amazing artwork!
The Official Site of Will Rogers offers a biography, fast facts, photos, quotes and more.
James Earle Fraser, sculptor
Nov. 4, 1876-Oct. 11, 1953
The Buffalo Nickel by Taylor Morrison (Houghton Mifflin, 2002)
This is the story of Fraser’s life and work, and in particular, his design of the nickel depicting a buffalo on one side and a Plains Indian chief on the other. Fascinating.
Visit Wikipedia to view images of Fraser’s other work.