Henry Thoreau, writer
July 12, 1817-May 6, 1862
Walking with Henry: Based on the Life and Works of Henry David Thoreau by Thomas Locker (Fulcrum, 2002)
Based on Thoreau’s writing, this is a fictionalized account of a trek with the man who loved nature and believed in simple living.
Read Henry David Thoreau: Who He Was & Why He Matters at Thoreau.eserver.org.
Kristi Yamaguchi, athlete
July 12, 1971-
Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee, illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy (Charlesbridge, 2005)
K is for Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic figure skater and champion of others.
Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation has a bio and photos of the skating star