Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Unknown Birthday: Vijaya Latshimi Pandit

Vijaya Latshimi Pandit, diplomat

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

Meet Pandit, an Indian diplomat and first female president of the UN. In a few short paragraphs we learn about her great accomplishments. I love her quote: "The more we sweat in peace, the less we bleed in war."

Read up on the United Nations at their web site.