Monday, July 16, 2012

We're Famous: The English that Shaped America and the World

England is a country who has given much to the world in science, literature, exploration, and even some swashbuckling infamy in the form of the ferocious Blackbeard the Pirate. The following display chronicles the many splendid peoples who have added dimension and depth throughout English history.

Edmond Halley: The Man and His Comet by Barbara Hooper Heckart

Biography: Jane Austen by Amy Ruth (J Austen Rut)
Beatrix Potter: The Story of the Creator of Peter Rabbit by Elizabeth Buchan (J 921 Potter)
Beard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema (J 921 Sha)

Great Explorations: Henry Hudson: In Search of the Northwest Passage by Steven Otfinoski (J 921 Hudson Oft)
Blackbeard: The Pirate King told in verse by J. Patrick Lewis (J 921 Teac Lew)

William Penn: Founder of Pennsylvania by Barbara A. Somervill (J 921 Penn Som)

Medicine (Elizabeth Blackwell was born in England, but became the first woman to become a doctor in the U.S.)
Elizabeth Blackwell: First Woman Physician by Tristan Boyer Binns (J 921 Blackwell Bin)

People in the News: Prince William by Terri Dougherty (J 921 William Dou)
Princess Diana: A Photographic Story of a Life by Joanne Mattern (J 921 Diana Mat)
Queen Victoria and the British Empire by Nancy Whitelaw (J 921 Victoria Whi)

The countdown to the 2012 London Olympics continues!