Amelia Bloomer, women’s rights advocate
May 27, 1818-December 30, 1894
You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer by Shana Corey, illustrated by Chesley McLaren (Scholastic, 2000)
Active in the women’s rights movement, Bloomer’s name became synonymous with a new fashion piece of the time.
The National Parks Service hosts a bio and photo of Bloomer on their site.
Rachel Carson, biologist
May 27, 1907-April 14, 1964
Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee, illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy (Charlesbridge, 2005)
Back in the day, Carson’s book Silent Spring, published in 1962, had a huge impact on the environmental movement…and still does.
RachelCarson.org is a “website devoted to the life and legacy of Rachel Carson.
Isadora Duncan, dancer
May 27, 1877-September 14, 1927
Isadora Dances by Rachel Isadora (Puffin, 2000)
Modern dancer Isadora Duncan’s life takes the stage in this picture book biography about her.
Learn more about Duncan at the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation.