Saturday, July 12, 2008

July 12 Birthdays: Henry Thoreau and Kristi Yamaguchi

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

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