Anwar el-Sadat, politician
Dec. 25, 1918-Oct. 6, 1981
Paths to Peace: People Who Changed the World by Jane Breskin Zalben (Dutton, 2006)
Anwar el-Sadat, a former president of Egypt is featured in this book dedicated to sixteen celebrated individuals.
Read more about Sadat at the Jewish Virtual Library.
Indira Gandhi, politician
Nov. 19, 1917-Oct. 31, 1984
Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 2000)
Indira Gandhi served as the Prime Minister of India during portions of the 1960s, 70s and 80s. This remarkable woman is highlighted in this book dedicated to women who have changed the world.
Remembering Indira Gandhi highlights Gandhi’s contributions.
Victoria Woodhull, politician
Oct. 23, 1838-June 9, 1927
Woman for President: The Story of Virginia Woodhull by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Jane Dyer (Walker, 2006 reprint)
Woodhull’s run for president in 1872 is a fascinating part of American history. In this race, women’s rights were raised to a new level. Her eclectic background: fortune-teller, newspaper owner and investment business owner, to name only a few of her talents also make Woodhull a woman to be remembered.
“Who is Victoria Woodhull?” offers more information about this political pioneer.
Samuel Adams, politician
Sept. 27, 1722-Oct. 2, 1803
A Picture Book of Samuel Adams by David A. Adler, Michael S. Adler, illustrated by Ronald Himler (Holiday House, 2005)
From childhood to the Boston Tea Party to signing the Declaration of Independence, Adams and the 1700s are center stage.
Read up on Adams and others associated with The American Revolution.
John McCain, politician
August 29, 1936-
My Dad, John McCain by Meghan McCain, illustrated by Dan Andreasen (Aladdin, 2008)
Written by McCain’s eldest daughter, this is a loving tribute to the life of her father that portrays his perseverance and strength as a child, naval officer, prisoner of war, US Senator and Republican candidate for the president.
McCain currently represents Arizona as a member of the US Senate. Visit his website to learn more about him and the issues and legislation he is interested in.