Wednesday, July 30, 2008

July 30 Birthdays: Emily Bronte and Patricia Schroeder

Emily Bronte, writer
July 30, 1818-December 19,1848

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

An English writer with two famous sisters who also wrote, Bronte authored Wuthering Heights.

Emily Bronte: An Overview is offered on The Victoria Web: Literature, History & Culture in the age of Victoria.

Patricia Schroeder, politician
July 30, 1940-

Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee, illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy (Charlesbridge, 2005)

Schroeder was a member of the House of Representatives for 24 years and is known for many “firsts.” She is currently the President of the Association of American Publishers.

Kids in the House, a U.S. government site educates visitors about Congress and how laws are made.