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Colorful Coloradans: Biographies for Kids
Author, Denver Post editor, and diplomat who worked to promote the rights of Japanese Americans and improve U.S./Japan relations after World War II.
Photographer who created the largest visual record of Denver's African-American history, with photos of everything from daily events to visits by leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr.
Emily Griffith founded the Opportunity School in Denver, a unique school which offers job training and education "For All Those Who Wish To Learn".
Writer, speaker, and conservationist best known as "The Father of Rocky Mountain National Park."
Poet, newspaper writer, and humorist whose poetry for and about children is still widely read today.
Cheyenne-American interpreter and historian who often found himself caught between his mother's Cheyenne world and his father's white American world.
The "Father of Denver Theater," Henry Lowenstein survived the Holocaust to become one of Denver's most famous stage producers.
Denver's first female landscape architect, Jane Silverstein Ries, created gardens around the state that were easy to grow in Colorado's unique environment.
Denver's first Hispanic female school principal, Lena Archuleta was dedicated to improving life for all people, especially Hispanic Denverites.
Adventurous newspaper writer, gossip columnist, and social activist who became one of the first women to run her own newspaper.