Sunday, June 19, 2011

June 19 Birthday: Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi, political activist
June 19, 1945-

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

Nonviolent Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize and used the money to promote health and education in Burma.

A timeline of Aung San Suu Kyi’s life is available on the site.