Picture Book Biographies
By Books of Wonder
Join Us to Learn About Some Amazing Historical Characters!
From the shoemaker of royalty to the justice of the people, these role models and their inspiring stories are perfect for young readers!
Tune in to meet:
- Jimmy's Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Shoemaker to a Princess by PATRICIA TANUMIHARDJA. On the island of Penang, Jimmy Choo is born into a family of shoemakers, where he learns to make all kinds of shoes. After learning all he can at home, Jimmy immigrates to London, to study shoemaking by day and English by night. He works hard until he can launch his own business, Lucky Shoes. Before long, he starts to make waves in the London fashion scene. One day, he gets a call from a very special customer — Diana, Princess of Wales, wants him to design shoes just for her. And the rest is history!
- Justice Ketanji: The Story of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson by DENISE LEWIS PATRICK and illustrated by KIM HOLT. Ketanji Brown Jackson knew from the very beginning that “You can do anything. You can be anything.” Driven by those powerful words and her parents' love, Ketanji refused to let naysayers stop her from rising to the top, whether it was participating in her high school debate team, applying to her dream college, or excelling at Harvard. Her perseverance and her wits led her to become the first Black female U.S. District Judge and eventually the first Black female Supreme Court Justice. Ketanji’s remarkable journey proves how she is a Justice for all.
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