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Colorful Coloradans: Biographies for Kids
Denver's first Hispanic female school principal, Lena Archuleta was dedicated to improving life for all people, especially Hispanic Denverites.
Historian, journalist, and philanthropist whose stories about Colorado history helped spark new interest in the state's past.
Cheyenne-American interpreter and historian who often found himself caught between his mother's Cheyenne world and his father's white American world.
Governor of Colorado who served during WWII. He publicly opposed putting Japanese Americans into internment camps.
Actress, author, director and teacher known for her work in silent film and plays at the historic Elitch Theatre
Poet, newspaper writer, and humorist whose poetry for and about children is still widely read today.
Artist, particularly known for her sculptures of animals.
Influential labor leader, lobbyist and activist who fought for the rights of workers throughout Colorado.
Mary Antoinette was an actress, director, producer, humanitarian, and an activist, whose work on Broadway inspired the creation of the Tony Awards.
Emily Griffith founded the Opportunity School in Denver, a unique school which offers job training and education "For All Those Who Wish To Learn".