Abraham Lincoln, U.S President
Feb. 12, 1809-Apr. 15, 1865
Young Abe Lincoln: The Frontier Days 1809-1837 by Cheryl Harness (National Geographic Children’s Books, 1998)
Lincoln was a man of great determination and compassion. This book about his early years shows the roots of those qualities.
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Charles Darwin, naturalist
Feb. 12, 1809-Apr. 19, 1882
The Tree of Life: Charles Darwin by Peter Sis (Walker, 2003)
Darwin’s life and ideas are detailed through the text and illustrations. Notes and diary entries from Darwin’s work as well as maps and timelines illuminate the text.
Read what orchidologists have to say about Darwin, his work with orchids and its impact on scientific knowledge.