Friday, July 11, 2008

July 11 Birthdays: John Q. Adams, James Stevenson and E.B. White

John Q. Adams, U.S. President
July 11, 1767-February 23, 1848

Young John Quincy by Cheryl Harness (Bradbury Press, 1994)

This is a look at the early life of a future U.S. president. Adams was the son of President John Adams and his wife Abigail Adams.

Drop by the White House and read about John. Q. Adams.

James Stevenson, writer and illustrator
July 11, 19??-

When I Was Nine by James Stevenson (Greenwillow, 1986)

Stevenson writes and illustrates a slice-of-life story about his memorable summer in the 1930s. A charmer. highlights Stevenson’s titles.

E. B. White, writer
July 11, 1899-October 1, 1985

Lives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1994)

Some writer! White’s day job was as a writer for The New Yorker, but children will know him from his classic, Charlotte’s Web.

Meet the Author E.B. White at the site by Houghton Mifflin Reading.