Picture Book Biographies

Picture Book Biographies

June 18th, 2022 at 1:00PM EST

Find a New Hero & Get Inspired!

From iconic poets to Olympic medalists and champion bodybuilders, we've got an exciting Picture Book panel for curious young readers featuring fascinating heroes they can look up to.

Featuring household names like 1936 Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens in CAROLE BOSTON WEATHERFORD's Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive and Khalil Gibran, the world's third-best-selling poet of all time, in CORY MCCARTHY'Hope is An Arrow, as well as new heroes to discover like Rob Kearney, the first openly gay professional strongman, in ERIC ROSSWOOD's Strong, Fatima al-Fihri, the Muslim woman who founded the world's first oldest university, in M. O. YUKSEL's One Wish, and Joanne Simpson, the pioneering scientist who became the first female doctorate meteorologist, in SANDRA NICKEL's Breaking Through the Clouds

 Saturday, June 18th at 1:00PM EST via Crowdcast

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