Tuesday, April 08, 2008

April 8 Birthdays: Sonja Henie and Trina S. Hyman

Sonja Henie, athlete
Apr. 8, 1912-Oct. 12, 1969

Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1997)

A three-time Olympic figure skating champion, Henie was the youngest world champion in history.

Click Olympic.org to read a profile of Henie: The First Figure Skating Celebrity.

Trina S. Hyman, artist
Apr. 8, 1939-Nov. 19, 2004

Trina Schart Hyman: A Self-Portrait by Trina Schart Hyman (Addison Wesley, 1981)

This book may be out of print, but it can be found on library shelves. Hyman, a Caldecott Medal winning illustrator, tells the story of her life and passion for children’s book illustration.

A Teacher Resource File on Hyman contains biographies and lesson plans.