From the creative vision of Merce Cunningham to the brave voice of Bernie Whitebear, Courageous People from Washington Who Changed the World is a young child’s first introduction to the brave people from their home state who made a difference. Simple text and adorable illustrations tell the contributions of more than a dozen courageous Washingtonians: Chief Seattle, George Washington, Catherine Montgomery, Bertha Knight Landes, Dixie Lee Ray, Merce Cunningham, Bernie Whitebear, Gary Locke, Bill & Melinda Gates, and Pearl Jam (of course). A quote from each hero is included on each spread along with colorful, delightful artwork.
Heidi Poelman graduated from Wake Forest University with a master’s degree in communication. She is the author of The Two-Minute Secret to Staying in Love, in which she explores the significance of seemingly simple thoughts, words, and deeds. Heidi lives in Utah with her husband, with whom she has three children.
Kyle Kershner has loved drawing since he was a tot. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in sequential art. He spends his days doing what he loves most, illustrating children’s books and making kid-friendly art. Kyle resides in Northeast Ohio with his wife and son.