People Awards
People Awards
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Annotation: A celebration of 50 famous people from around the world who made history and changed the world for the better, with art from award-winning artist Ana Albero.
Genre: Biographies
Catalog Number: #170109
Format: Library Binding
No other formats available
Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Illustrator: Albero, Ana,
Pages: 80
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-7860-3064-0
ISBN 13: 978-1-7860-3064-1
Dewey: 920
Dimensions: 29 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
Fifty personalities across history and many disciplines are profiled in one-page summaries, organized by categories in a faux awards show recognizing creativity, bravery, etc. The selection includes well-known figures such as Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, and Malala Yousafzai, as well as lesser-known pioneers, including British slave and memoirist Olaudah Equiano, first woman in space Valentina Tereshkova, and Gurindji activist Vincent Lingiari. Cartoonlike portraits and vignettes accompany the sparse information.
Kirkus Reviews
Fifty historical people of achievement from Cleopatra to Ernö Rubik receive newly minted awards.Trotting past in no particular order (but taking a chronological "Lap" at the end), the honorees begin with Albert Einstein ("The Curiosity Award") and Wangari Maathai ("The Stand up for What You Believe in Award"), finish off with Malala Yousafzai ("The One Voice Award"), and in between make up a diverse company of athletes, artists, scientists, activists, and other worthies. Most are European or American, but the sexes are evenly represented, and unusual additions to the typical gallery of role models include David Bowie ("The Express Yourself Award"), Ellen DeGeneres ("The Love Is Love Award"), and Paralympian Trischa Zorn ("The Amazing Athlete Award"). Albero creates for each both a formal portrait with a ribbon affixed to the top and three or four significant scenes from the winner's life, all rendered in the same stylized, neatly drawn way depicting figures sporting oversized heads with simplified but recognizable features. Murray doesn't always get her facts straight: e=mc2 doesn't "prove" anything about mass and energy, nor did the Emancipation Proclamation free "all slaves in the southern states" or Louis Pasteur coin the term "vaccine." Still, her warm commentaries offer both digestible doses of biographical detail and credible rationales for declaring that each award was well and truly merited. Longer on enthusiasm than strict accuracy, but a blue-ribbon set of admirables. (Collective biography. 9-12)
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Roll up, roll up! The People Awards are about to begin. Who will win the X-ray Award? Who will be named Most Magical Muggle? Who will win the prize for Shaking Up Art? Celebrate equality with 50 famous people from around the world who made history and changed the world for the better. A beautiful book of biographies with stunning art from award-winning artist Ana Albero.


Albert Einstein • Wangari Maathai • Abraham Lincoln • Valentina Tereshkova • Leonardo da Vinci • Marie Curie • Mahatma Gandhi • Trischa Zorn • Pablo Picasso • J. K. Rowling • Vincent Lingiari • Tim Berners-Lee • Ellen DeGeneres • Nelson Mandela • Mary Anning • Alfred Nobel • Frida Kahlo • Louis Pasteur • Gabriel Garcia Marquez • Olaudah Equiano • David Bowie • Anne Frank • Confucius • Cleopatra • Pelé • Ludwig Van Beethoven • Maria Montessori • Tegla Loroupe • Malala Yousefsai • Isaac Newton • Erno Rubik • Sejong the Great • Jan Amos Komenský • Katherine Johnson • Roald Amundsen • Hanae Mori • Eva Peron • Joan of Arc • Donald Bradman • Anna Nzinga • Rosa Parks • Muhammed Ali • Antonia Rodrigues • Simon Bolivar • Rigoberto Menchu Tum • Antoni Gaudí • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart • Hans Christian Andersen • Sappho

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