Friday, July 24, 2009

July 24 Birthday: Simon Bolivar

Simon Bolivar, political leader
July 24, 1783-December 17, 1830

A Picture Book of Simon Bolivar by David A. Adler, illustrated by Robert Casilla (Holiday House, 1992)

Bolivar had an impressive resume: President of Greater Colombia, President of Bolivia, President of Peru, and President of Venezuela. Read about his life and politics in this simple biography.

An article about Bolivar’s involvement in Haiti is available on site.