The Ladies of April

As Spring blooms and Summer is around the corner, it's time to consider several remarkable ladies whose landmark contributions to our world have gone largely unsung... April 9th, 1939 – The legendary Marion Anderson sings at an unforgettable Easter Sunday concert at the Lincoln Memorial for an audience of more than 75,000! April 10th, 1930 – Co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union, Chicana activist and labor organizer, Dolores Huerta is born. April 13, 1933 – The first woman to represent the US as a foreign minister, Ruth Bryan Owen, is appointed as special envoy to Denmark. April 16, 1912 – Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman aviator to fly an airplane across the English Channel. Apr

Gyo Fujikawa – Trailblazing Illustrator

April 2nd is National Children's Book Day — a day to celebrate the thousands of memorable books that have shaped each of our earliest introductions to literacy. Think about the books that you were first introduced to in your youth — what do you recall most -— the characters? -— the imagery? —- the magic of a story unfolding? These foundational volumes form lasting bonds with the written word for their readers and establish lasting impressions about ourselves, others, and the world around us. One of the more impactful, yet unsung, children's authors and illustrators is Gyo Fujikawa. After studying at Chouinard Art Institute, Gyo got her start at the Disney Studios, working as a promotional ar

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